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Infograph: French-Egyptian relations since 2015 in numbers

Ahram Online , Wednesday 25 Oct 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) shakes hands with Egypt
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) shakes hands with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) as he welcomes him upon his arrival ahead of talks at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on October 24, 2017. (AFP)
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On the occasion of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's visit to Paris, the French embassy in Cairo published online an infograph summarizing the Egyptian-French relations since 2015 by issues and in figures.


Official visits :

  • Three presidential visits between the two countries since 2015
  • 18 ministerial visits between the two countries.

Economy :

  • France is considered the 6th largest foreign investor in Egypt.
  • Egypt is considered the first market for France in the Near East region
  • There are 160 subsidiaries of French companies and enterprises with 40,000 employees in Egypt.
  • L' Agence Franciase de Developpement  "French Development Agency" got 1.9 billion Euros Funding commitment in Egypt.


  • There is a high level dialogue between the two countries concerning the fight against terrorism and regional crisis.
  • There is a strong coordination between the French and Egyptian armies through the High military committee chaired by the Chiefs of staff.
  • There are no less than 70 cooperation activities each year between the two countries.

Francophonie and Education

  • There are at least 2000 students enrolled within 11 Francophone programmes at Egyptian Universities.
  • There are currently 2500 Egyptian students in France , 70 of whom have got French scholarships.
  • There are 8000 pupils in 14 approved French schools and 37,000 in 50 bilingual schools
  • There 18,000 French learners at the Institut Francais and Alliance Francaises

Cooperation and Research

  • There is a training of 40 Egyptian civil servants at L'Ecole Nationale d' administration  {the French National school of public administration} "ENA" et L' Ecole nationale de la magistrature { The National school of the Judiciary}  "ENM" every year.
  • There are currently 5 French research centers in Egypt specialized in humanities and archeology.
  • There are 35 French archeological missions working in Egypt each year.
  • There are grants for 40 young Egyptian researchers and 20 French-Egyptian teams each year. 

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