- Recently, Egypt and India reaffirmed their support for the Non-Aligned Movement, a joint statement released following the President’s bilateral meetings
- The Republic Day parade’s primary guest, Abdel Fateh el-Sisi, claimed that both nations expressed a willingness for technological exchange between their defence industry.
What is Non-Aligned Movement?
- The Non-Aligned Movement was formed during the Cold War as an organization of States that did not seek to formally align themselves with either the United States or the Soviet Union, but sought to remain independent or neutral.
- The basic concept for the group originated in 1955 during discussions that took place at the Asia-Africa Bandung Conference held in Indonesia.
- The first NAM Summit Conference took place in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in September 1961.
- X`The Non-Aligned Movement was founded and held its first conference (the Belgrade Conference) in 1961 under the leadership of Josip Broz Tito of Yugoslavia, Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt, Jawaharlal Nehru of India, Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, and Sukarno of Indonesia.
India – Egypt:
- The relationships have recently improved, as both delegations supported UN Security Council reform while Egypt served as a non-permanent member from 2016 to 2017 and India served in a similar capacity from 2021 to 22.
- Both governments committed to battling terrorism and strengthen communication between their various National Security Councils to combat terrorism in all its manifestations, “including cross-border terrorism.”
- The spread of terrorism around the world was discussed by Prime Minister Modi and President el-Sisi, who both agreed that it is one of the biggest security risks to humanity.
Source The Hindu
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