http://news.in.msn.com/international/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4815353 Cairo, Jan 18 (PTI) Minister of New & Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah will visit Egypt from January 19 leading a 14-member strong Indian business delegation consisting of top companies engaged in wind and solar energy fields. Abdullah will visit Egypt from January 19 to January 23 at the invitation of Hassan Younes, Minister of Electricity & Energy, Egypt, officials have said. Abdullah will be accompanied by a 14-member strong business delegation consisting of top companies engaged in wind and solar energy fields. During the visit both the Ministers are scheduled to hold discussions to explore further cooperation in the field of new and renewable energy. The Indian business delegation will be meeting the Egyptian businessmen engaged in the energy sector to hold discussions and one-to-one meetings to explore possibilities of entering into concrete business in terms of joint investment prospects as well as technology transfer. Recognising the fact that renewable energy has a significant potential to mitigate global climate change, address regional and local environmental concerns, reduce poverty and increase energy security, Government of India encourages private sector investment in renewable energy sector. As a result, Indian companies have made rapid strides in developing new technologies through Research and Development both in wind and solar energy. Some of the Indian companies are the global leaders in this field. Government of India believes that there is a vast potential for greater cooperation between India and Egypt in this field of renewable energy. It is with this objective that the Minister is leading a business delegation to Egypt.