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India, Egypt ink 7 pacts

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 19, 2013
First Published: 23:30 IST(19/3/2013) | Last Updated: 23:31 IST(19/3/2013)

India and Egypt on Tuesday signed seven pacts after the meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and president Mohammed Morsi, the the first Arab spring leader to visit India.

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With India looking at keeping old warmth with Egypt, both sides are exploring ways to promote ties to the level of a strategic partnership.

Morsi, who stressed on deeper economic ties, also pitched for increased Indian investment in Egypt’s Suez Canal project.

“President Morsi and I have just concluded extensive and very productive discussions... We agreed that his visit, at an important juncture for Egypt, offers us a great opportunity to renew our relationship and take it to a different level of engagement and cooperation,” Singh said.

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