President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi meets with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Monday, May 17, 2021- press photo
CAIRO – 17 May 2021: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Monday, discussing the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the controversial Ethiopian Renaissance Dam issue, said the Egyptian Presidency in a statement.
Both leaders discussed ways to revive the peace process between the Palestinians and Israelis, the statement said, adding that the French President expressed his country's great appreciation for the Egyptian efforts.
President Sisi affirmed Egypt's steadfast position in this regard, calling for putting an end to acts of violence as soon as possible, and reaching a just and comprehensive solution that guarantees the rights of the Palestinian people and the establishment of their independent state in accordance with international references, the statement said.
As for the GERD file, President Sisi affirmed Egypt's adherence to its water rights by reaching a fair and binding legal agreement that guarantees clear rules for the process of filling and operating the dam and achieves the common interests of all parties.
“Egypt will not accept any harm to its water interests,” said President Sisi
The meeting tackled other regional issues of Syria and Libya, besides tackling the ways of enhancing the bilateral relations, particularly in the economic and military fields.
Macron also praised Egypt for combatting terrorism and extremist ideology and to achieve security and stability in the entire region, the statement said.
President Sisi paid Paris a visit to attend a conference for Supporting Sudan's Transitional Period and the Funding African Economies Summit.