India and Egypt discuss way to expand trade ties
India and Egypt on Tuesday discussed opportunities to expand cooperation in key areas such as trade and reaffirmed that bilateral relations were "very strong" and wide in scope having great potential for expansion.
"Last year, India and Egypt had concluded a G to G (government to government) agreement for supply of rice to Egypt at a friendship price," India's Ambassador to Egypt Sanjay Bhattacharyya said.
Bhattacharyya on Tuesday met with Egyptian Minister for Supply and Internal Trade Supply Ali El Moselhy to discuss opportunities for expansion of bilateral cooperation.
During the meeting, the Egyptian minister recalled "India's great assistance" on that occasion and noted that the "bilateral relations were very strong and wide in scope with great potential for expansion", the Indian envoy said. Bhattacharyya said the economic situation in the two countries have similarities with need to address requirements of the poor.
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