NEW DELHI, March 20 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi urged Muslim leaders in India to play a more positive role in the socio-economic development of this country on Wednesday, a day after the two nations inked seven pacts aimed at bolstering bilateral ties.
"India is a multi-religious country that is highly respected in the international community," the visiting Egyptian President told the Muslim leaders.
Morsi on Tuesday held wide-ranging talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and pledged to enhance cooperation in defense and in international forums like the United Nations.
"President Morsi and I have just concluded extensive and very productive discussions... We agreed that his visit, at an important juncture for Egypt, offers us a great opportunity to renew our relationship and take it to a different level of engagement and cooperation," Singh said.
Morsi, who arrived in India on Tuesday on a three-day state visit along with a trade delegation, is seeking for investments in this country.
Trade between the two countries currently stands at 5.5 billion U.S. dollars.