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)

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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