Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail met Sunday with French Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Jean Marie Le Guen, discussing Egyptian-French bilateral relations and cooperation..
The pair discussed Egyptian-French bilateral relations during their afternoon meeting, including economic and the parliamentary relations between their two respective states, said Hossam Gowish, the official spokesperson of Egypt's cabinet.
Gowish added that Ismail expressed Egypt's interest in increasing French investments in all fields, adding that the Egyptian government is willing to give all necessary support to French companies working in the Suez Canal Zone development project.
The French minister then offered his condolences to the families of the victims of the policemen who were killed earlier Sunday in Helwan.
Le Guen also expressed his wish to strengthen bilateral relations with Egypt’s parliament.
The French minister met with Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukry shortly before his meeting with Ismail.
The French ambassador in Cairo attended the meeting, along with minister of legal and parliamentary affairs Magdy El-Agati.