India-Egypt : Overview


  • India-Egypt signed a Maritime Transport Agreement
  • The Maritime Transport Agreement will strengthen cooperation between both countries.
  • It will also provide sustained mutual assistance and advice on merchant shipping and other related maritime matters.
  • Why this is important?
      • Egypt controls Suez Canal and thus most of India’s trade with EU comes under Egypt’s domain
      • Increased pirates activity around Somalian coast and consequent need of collaboration



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