Egypt s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in his meeting with Dassault CEO Eric Trappier on Monday on the sidelines of EDEX 2021 in Cairo (Photo : Egyptian Presidency)
The meeting took place on the sidelines of EDEX 2021, which was inaugurated by President El-Sisi on Monday.
Egypt has made several purchases of French military hardware in recent years.
In April 2017, Egypt received three Dassault Aviation-built Rafale fighter jets from France, the third batch from a deal signed in 2015. The deal involves the sale of 24 Rafale jets and a FREMM (Frégate Européenne Multi-Missions) multipurpose frigate.
Egypt also purchased four Gowind 2500 Corvette naval vessels from a deal signed in 2014, the last vessel arrived in Alexandria in October 2017.
In May 2021, the Egyptian Armed Forces announced it signed a new deal with Dassault Aviation company to buy 30 French Rafale fighter jets.
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi also met on the sidelines of EDEX the CEO of South Korean military giant Hanwha Defense, who is currently participating in the second edition of the Egypt Defense Expo.