Want to revive golden era of friendship with India: Egypt foreign minister

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    Want to revive golden era of friendship: Egypt minister - Indian Express

    Egypt has conveyed that it wants to revive the ‘golden era of friendship’ that it enjoyed with India during the formative days of the Non-Aligned Movement and is looking forward to joint ventures and increased bilateral trade during the first visit by a high level leader since President Hosni Mubarak stepped down.

    In his first international visit since taking over, the new Foreign Minister of Egypt, Nabil Al-Araby, said there is a conscious decision in Cairo to revive ties. “We want to revive the golden era of friendship with India as a big brother. We want trade, we want joint ventures and we want bilateral visits,” he said in his address at the United Service Institute of India here.

    The minister, who served as Egypt’s ambassador to India for two years starting 1981, said there was scope for increasing the $3-billion trade volume between the two countries. “We hope the leaders of today will stand together like the leaders of yesterday to revive the golden era of friendship... let us intensify political engagement,” Al-Araby said, referring to the Nehru- Nasser association.
     
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    What next for Egypt?


    Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil El-Araby is in India at a time when the world is watching anxiously what will happen in Egypt next. In an exclusive interview to NDTV's Barkha Dutt, Mr El-Araby talks about the future of his country, the opening of the Gaza border, the next Al Qaeda chief being an Egyptian, renewing ties with Iran and more.
     
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    It's always beneficial to have good ties with Egypt. The last time the ties were at their peak, the cold war was on, and we didn't really engage with Israel. Today, it's different.

    If we're going to have good ties with Egypt, they need to be balanced with those of Israel.
     

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