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Egypt's Sisi calls for stronger ties with Paris in talks with French senate president

Ahram Online , Tuesday 8 Nov 2016
Gerard Larcher
File Photo:President of the French Senate Gerard Larcher. (AFP)

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi called for continued efforts to boost Egyptian-French ties and cooperation between the countries' parliaments, state news agency MENA said.

El-Sisi's remarks came as he met on Tuesday with the president of the French senate Gérard Larcher who arrived in the capital on Sunday for a three-day visit.

During their meeting, El-Sisi discussed recent economic and political developments in Egypt, as well as government efforts to draw foreign investment, adding that there are many prospects available to French investors in Egypt, presidency spokesman Alaa Gawish was quoted as saying by MENA.

The pair also discussed ways to bolster international efforts to combat terrorism and extremism as well as a number of regional issues including attempts to revive the Palestinian-Israeli peace process and the crises in war-torn Libya and Syria.

Tuesday's meeting was also attended by Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal. Larcher.

Larcher met on Monday with foreign minister Sameh Shoukry.

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