Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today received Egypt's highest state honour, 'Order of the Nile', from Egypt President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. This is the 13th such highest state honour that various countries across the world have conferred upon PM Modi.
In his early engagement, PM Modi visited Egypt's historic 11th-century al-Hakim Mosque and the Heliopolis Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cairo. PM Modi also held talks with the Egypt President, who had invited him to visit the nation. This is the first bilateral visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Egypt in 26 years.
El-Sisi is also scheduled to travel to India in September for the G-20 Summit where Egypt has been invited as a special guest.