Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met on Wednesday with Pierre-Eric Pommellet, the CEO of France's Naval Group, a European leader in naval defence and shipbuilding, as part of the president's visit to Paris.
Pommellet expressed his company's desire to boost cooperation with Egypt, being a significant partner for the group worldwide, Egyptian Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.
The company's CEO lauded the capabilities of Egypt's naval force that operated state-of-the-art marine units manufactured by the company efficiently and in record time.
El-Sisi expressed his appreciation of the ongoing cooperation with the French company, saying the military units manufactured by the group have further developed the Egyptian naval fleet.
El-Sisi flew to Paris on Sunday. During the visit, he met with French President Emmanuel Macro, France's defence and foreign ministers, the mayor of Paris and other officials and businessmen.