Indian Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman met on Friday with Egyptian Minister of Defence Mohamed Zaki during her two-day visit to Cairo to enhance security cooperation between the two countries, according a tweet posted on the official twitter account of Indian Ministry of Defence.
The minister was received by Major General Emad El-Ghazaly, Commander of the Central Region, Egyptian Army at Cairo International Airport.
According to local media reports, during the meeting, the ministers reviewed the outcomes of previous visits among officials from both countries.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry had visited India in March this year to attend the 7th session of the Egyptian-Indian joint committee.
Egypt and India are considering joint defence projects, with the exception of training programmes for other defence personnel in key institutions, as there are already plans to begin joint exercises between the two countries.
Egyptian-Indian relations have long historical established ties. They are among the oldest civilisations in the world, since ancient times. There have been numerous contacts between Egyptian and Indian leaders throughout history to strengthen cooperation, and strengthen partnership in several areas.