India-Egypt : Joint Issue
Complete set of 2 nos. of commemorative postage stamps on 75th Anniversary of Establishment of Diplomatic Ties between India–Egypt : the Ganga and the Nile :
Issued by India
Issued on Jan 25, 2023
Issued for : Department of Posts is pleased to issue Commemorative Postage Stamp on 75th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Egypt and celebrates the warmth, goodwill and friendship between the two nations.
Stamp/FDC/Brochure : Shri Suresh Kumar
Cancellation Cachet : Ms Nenu Gupta
Type : Miniature Sheet, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 500 Paise (2)
Souvenir Sheet Price : 3000 Paise
Souvenir Sheet Printed : 1.11 lakh
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
- India and Egypt are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations this year. The joint announcement of establishment of diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level was made by the two countries on 18 August 1947. President of Egypt H.E. Mr Abdel Fattah EI Sisi is the Chief Guest on India’s Republic Day – 2023. India has also invited Egypt as ‘Guest Country’ during its G-20 Presidency this year.
- India and Egypt, two of the world’s oldest civilizations, have enjoyed a history of close people to people contact from ancient times. The links between India and Egypt have stood the test of time and have been further strengthened by mutual warmth, friendship and goodwill of the two sides.
- India and Egypt also share similarities in cultural roots, including food habits, music, dance forms, cinema and other rich traditions emanating from our ancient civilizations. Today, Indian movies, TV serials as well as Indian music especially Hindi songs hold a special place in the hearts of people of Egypt. Yoga is gaining popularity among of Egypt day by day. India’s a month long cultural festival ‘India by the Nile’, which showcase various cultural aspects of India is popular in Egypt. Similarly, Egyptian side has also organised ‘Egypt by the Ganga’ demonstrating Egyptian culture in India.
- India’s partnership with Egypt has evolved well over the years. The continuous political engagement at the highest level has further strengthened the bilateral ties. Both sides helped each other even during the difficult time of the COVID pandemic. Bilateral defense cooperation has received a significant boost in the recent times. Bilateral trade between India and Egypt reached at a record high of US$ 7.26 billion in FY 2021-22.
- The Ganga and the Nile are symbols of faith, culture and traditions that have defined the great civilizations of India and Egypt respectively. In India, the Ganga has a profound religious, cultural, commercial, and industrial significance. For an Indian, nothing can match the ever-lasting divinity of the holy Ganga. River Ganga provides water to a large portion of India’s population and is considered as a lifeline of the country. Similarly in Egypt, over the course of millennia, the ancient Egyptians have developed a distinctive culture shaped in their geography, natural resources and relationship with the Nile. Every aspect of life in Egypt revolved around the Nile. The commemorative postage stamp aptly captures the significance of the Ganga and the Nile to depict the strong bonds between two nations.
- Text : Referenced from contents provided by Ministry of External Affairs.