India supports power transition in Egypt
Cairo: In the first political contact with the new regime after the ouster of longtime President Hosni Mubarak, India has conveyed its full support to Egypt and its people during the historic power transition process here.
New Delhi's backing for the transitional government was conveyed by Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed during his talks with Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, his deputy Yehiah Al Aziz El Gamal and Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa.
Ahamed's two-day visit is the first ministerial-level contact between India and Egypt since the January 25 uprising which led to the ouster of President Mubarak, ending his three decade autocratic rule.
During the meetings, Ahamed conveyed New Delhi's continued support to Egypt during the transition process. He said India looks forward to further strengthening its relationship with Cairo that would contribute to peace and prosperity in the region.