Egypt's Foreign Minister Mohammed Hassan El-Zayyat met with India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on Friday (9 March) while on a three-day visit to New Delhi.
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Background: Egypt's Foreign Minister Mohammed Hassan El-Zayyat met with India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on Friday (9 March) while on a three-day visit to New Delhi. His forty-minute meeting with the Indian leader was part of his official round of talks in the Indian capital.
Dr. El-Zayyat conveyed a personal message from President Anwar Sadat to the Indian Prime Minister, before going on to sign a cultural agreement between Egypt and India.
Dr. El-Zayyat's visit to India is part of a tour that will take him to The People's Republic of China, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq and Syria.
SYNOPSIS: At Parliament House in New Delhi, the visiting Foreign Minister of Egypt, Mohammed Hassan El-Zayyat, met with Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on Friday. The Egyptian Foreign Minster was conveying a personal message from president Anwar Sadat to the Indian leader. Dr. El-Zayyat met with Mrs Gandhi for forty minutes.
After the meeting with the Indian Prime Minister, Dr. El-Zayyat went on to the Education Ministry Building for the signing of a cultural agreement between Egypt and India. Professor Nurul Hassan, Minister of Education, Social Welfare and Culture, greeted the visiting Egyptian official.
The agreement the Ministers signed sets out plane for cultural cooperation between the two countries over the period of the next two years. Under the agreement, India and Egypt will exchange teachers, technicians and artists as well as share educational materials and publications.
This signing ceremony was but one of the functions Dr. El-Zayyat participated in during his three-day stay in India. The Foreign Minister's visit was one stop of an extended Asian tour.