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Sisi heads to India for G20 summit, discusses needs of developing nations

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited India on Friday to participate in the G20 summit to be held in New Delhi, the official spokesperson for the Egyptian Presidency Ahmed Fahmy announced.

Sisi’s participation in the G20 summit comes in response to the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose country holds the current presidency of the group, the spokesperson added.

During the summit, Sisi will focus on various issues of concern for developing countries and Africa in particular, Fahmy said, with particular focus on strengthening international efforts to better integrate developing countries into the global manner.

This aims to provide mutual opportunities and advantages for developing nations, attracting investments and achieving economic growth, Fahmy explained.

The Egyptian president will also call for providing effective support to developing countries in reaching their sustainable development goals in the face of global crises facing the economy, food security, and energy, Fahmy stated.

Sisi further called for developed nations to adhere to their pledges under international agreements to confront climate change, by increasing dependence on new and renewable energy sources, Fahmy noted.

The spokesperson added that Sisi’s visit to India will also see him hold bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the G20 summit, in order to consult with international leaders and officials on various issues of common interest.

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