PM Modi to visit historic mosque

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make his first visit to Egypt this week and visit the 11th-century Al-Hakim Mosque, which was restored with the help of the Dawoodi Bohra community, reports said.

The Prime Minister will visit the Heliopolis War Cemetery to pay tribute to the soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice for Egypt during World War I.

Modi’s two-day visit to Egypt will begin on June 24 at the invitation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

This is the first visit of an Indian Prime Minister to Egypt since 1997.

During the visit, the Prime Minister will hold consultations with the India component of the High Level Group of Ministers formed by the President of Egypt to improve relations with India.

In addition, Prime Minister Modi will interact with members of the Indian community in the North African nation.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav also traveled to Egypt recently.

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