Gadkari attends opening of new Suez Canal

Gadkari attends opening of new Suez Canal

With Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi opening the New Suez Canal on Thursday, India conveyed to Egypt its willingness to ink a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in inland waterways and port development.

Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari and his Egyptian counterpart Hany Dahy agreed to ink the MoU when they met in Cairo, according to an official press release issued in New Delhi on Thursday.

Gadkari is on a tour to Egypt to represent India in the inauguration ceremony of the New Suez Canal. He met transport minister of Egypt in Cairo on Wednesday. El Sisi had invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the inauguration ceremony. Modi nominated Gadkari to represent him in the event. The shipping minister called on the Egyptian president after reaching Cairo on Wednesday.

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