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French president's visit to Cairo reflects powerful strategic partnership: Egypt's ambassador to Paris

Ahram Online , Saturday 26 Jan 2019
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File Photo: French President Emmanuel Macron greets Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Paris, on Oct. 24, 2017. (Photo: AFP)
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French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Cairo reflects the powerful strategic partnership and historical and renewed alliance between the two countries, Egypt’s envoy to Paris said in an article published on Saturday.

In an article published by French daily Le Figaro, Egypt’s Ambassador to France Ehab Badawy said that Macron’s visit is a prolongment of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s visit to Paris in October 2017.

The long-awaited visit by Macron, which begins on Sunday, comes as the two countries enjoy unprecedented development in bilateral relations, he wrote.

“Paris and Cairo cooperate closely and face [today] the same challenges, while leading fronts in combating terrorism,” Badawy wrote, reminding readers that Daesh-affiliated terrorist organisations have executed deadly attacks in Egypt prior to intensive terrorism attacks in France in 2015.

“We are adamant on fighting together these organisations,” he said.

The Egyptian ambassador said that defending religious pluralism is a key pillar of dialogue between the two countries, fighting the role carried out by Al-Azhar in training imams and reforming religious discourse and Egypt's recently inaugurated Al-Fattah Al-Alim Mosque and the Nativity of Christ Cathedral in the new administrative capital. 

The visit by Macron will be his first to Egypt since assuming office in 2017.

El-Sisi visited Paris in October 2017 where he met with Macron and discussed joint efforts to combat terrorism, the Middle East peace process, the situation in Libya, and issues related to bilateral cooperation.

 

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