Rahul Gandhi In Egypt, Meets Arab League ChiefCongress General Secretary and MP Rahul Gandhi, who is on a visit to Egypt, on Wednesday met Arab League chief Amr Musa and discussed the conditions in the Middle East and south western Asia, including
Congress General Secretary and MP Rahul Gandhi, who is on a visit to Egypt, on Wednesday met Arab League chief Amr Musa and discussed the conditions in the Middle East and south western Asia, including Indo-Pak ties, Afghanistan situation and Iran.
Rahul Gandhi briefed Arab League Secretary General Musa on the Indian expertise in realising development, combating poverty, spreading education and improving health services, a statement released by the League said.
The talks between the two also tackled the latest developments in the Palestinian cause, the US administration's stand in this respect and the pressures Israel is exercising to evade the two-state solution, the statement said.
The League, a 22-member body consists of Arab states, was formed in 1946 to draw closer relations between member states and coordinate collaboration between them to safeguards their independence and sovereignty.
Rahul Gandhi also visited Cairo University and attended a symposium on the role of youth in the development process, which witnessed presence of a host of university professors and students. He met Dr Mohamed Kamal, Director of the Developing Countries Studies Center at the varsity.
The Congress leader pointed out the importance of role played by youth in the development process, citing an Indian success story in this regard.
He pressed for enhancing relations between the two nations in the field of education and student exchange programs and urged global communities to combat terrorism, as it poses a major threat to both national and international security.
On the global financial crisis, Gandhi said it did not affect his country as the Indian economy is diversified, reasonably well-balanced and resilient.
Gandhi pointed out to the importance of achieving social justice across the world and putting an end to poverty.
Dr Kamal asserted the depth of Egyptian-Indian ties, voicing hope that Gandhi's visit will herald a new era of relations between the two countries, especially in the field of student exchange programmes and education. PTI