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Murmu & Modi welcome Egypt’s Sisi. Snapshots from Republic Day chief guest’s ceremonial reception

In a meeting held later, Modi and Sisi decided to upgrade the ties between India and Egypt to a 'strategic partnership'. This is the Egyptian president's first visit to India.

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New Delhi: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the chief guest at the Republic Day Parade, received a ceremonial reception from President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Wednesday.

This is Sisi’s first visit to India. Union ministers S.Jaishankar, Dharmendra Pradhan, Mansukh Mandaviya, and Piyush Goyal, and Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor V.K. Saxena were present at the ceremony.

Modi and Sisi held bilateral talks at Hyderabad House later in the day and announced that the two countries were elevating their relationship to a “strategic partnership”, vowing to expand ties in the areas of defence and security, trade, and counter-terror cooperation.

ThePrint’s Praveen Jain brings you glimpses from the reception as well as the meeting between the two leaders.

PM Modi waits for the arrival of the president | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Prime Minister Narendra Modi waits for President Droupadi Murmu to arrive for the ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi receives President Draupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Modi receives President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
President Draupadi Murmu and PM Modi wait for the arrival of Egypt president | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
President Droupadi Murmu and PM Modi wait for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to arrive | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Murmu and Modi talk as the Egyptian president arrive at the Draupadi ceremony | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Murmu and Modi speak as they wait for the Egyptian president to arrive | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
President of Egypt Abdel Fattah El-Sisi arrives at the Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
President of Egypt Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President Murmu and PM Modi at ceremonial reception | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President Murmu, and PM Modi at the ceremonial reception | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
President of Egypt Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, and PM Modi at hold hand as they proceed with the reception | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and PM Modi greet each other at the ceremonial reception | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
President of Egypt Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President Murmu and PM Modi at ceremonial reception | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
President Droupadi Murmu, her Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the ceremonial reception | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi meets the delegation as Presdent Mumru follows him | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Droupadi Murmu meet the Egyptian delegation | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
President of Egypt Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received guard of honour | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi and Egypt President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi exchange pleasantries at Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
President of Egypt Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and PM Modi at Hyderabad House| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose for photos at Hyderabad House, New Delhi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi waits for the arrival of President of Egypt Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at Hyderabad House| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi waits for the arrival of Egyptian President Sisi at Hyderabad House, New Delhi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi shakes hands with the President of Egypt Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at Hyderabad House| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Modi and Sisi greet each other at Hyderabad House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi and President of Egypt Abdel Fattah El-Sisi after signing agreement | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi interact after they sign a bilateral agreement at Hyderabad House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Union minister Anurag Singh Thakur with NSA Ajit Doval | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Union minister Anurag Singh Thakur along with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval at Hyderabad House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
External affairs minister S. Jaishankar with Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
External affairs minister S. Jaishankar and railways minister Ashwini Vaishnaw at Hyderabad House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
From left to right- Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Lt Governor V.K. Saxena and Union minister Piyush Goyal | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
(From left) Railways minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Delhi L-G V.K. Saxena, and commerce minister Piyush Goyal at Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
From left to right- From left to right- Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Lt Governor V.K. Saxena, Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Piyush Goyal leave after the ceremonial reception| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
(From left) Railways minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Delhi L-G V.K. Saxena, education minister Dharmendra Pradhan and commerce minister Piyush Goyal leaving after the ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

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