Egypt’s Sisi arrives in France for talks with his counterpart Macron

Ahram Online , Sunday 6 Dec 2020

The visit comes in response to an invitation from the French president in light of the two sides’ keenness to develop bilateral strategic relations

Sisi, Macron
File Photo: French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi attend a press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris on October 24, 2017. REUTERS

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has arrived in France on Sunday to meet his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, presidential spokesman Bassam Rady announced.

The visit comes in response to an invitation from the French president, in light of the two sides' keenness to develop and enhance the strategic relations between Cairo and Paris, Rady added.

The two leaders will hold discussions on the bilateral relations and joint political coordination concerning regional and international issues.

The Egyptian president is also set to meet the French prime minister, a number of other ministers and senior officials, including the presidents of the country's National Assembly and Senate, according to the presidential spokesman.

During the meetings, President El-Sisi will present Egypt’s vision concerning a number of regional crises, especially those related to the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.

He will also discuss means to reinforce cooperation between the two countries, especially in the investment and trade fields, in light of Egypt's efforts to encourage foreign investments in Egypt's major national development projects.

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