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President of India greets Egypt on National Day

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday greeted the government and people of Egypt on the country’s National Day on July 23. He expressed confidence that friendship and cooperation between the two countries would continue to strengthen and diversify.

In a message to his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the president said: “On behalf of the government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it gives me a great pleasure to extend warm greetings and felicitations to you and the people of Egypt on the occasion of National Day.”

He added that India and Egypt have traditionally enjoyed warm and friendly relations.

“I take this opportunity to emphasize the importance that India attaches to its relations with Egypt. I remain confident that Egypt will continue to move ahead on the path of political stability and economic revival under your able leadership and that the bonds of friendship and cooperation between India and Egypt will continue to strengthen and diversify in the years to come,” he said.

“I take this opportunity to extend to Your Excellency my best wishes for your good health and for the continued progress and prosperity of the friendly people of Egypt,” he added.

Egypt celebrates its national day on July 23 to commemorate the Egyptian revolution of 1952.