In Pics: Sisi receive warm reception in Paris



Mon, 23 Oct 2017 - 04:29 GMT


Mon, 23 Oct 2017 - 04:29 GMT

President Sisi (L)  has arrived in Paris for a four-day visit in Paris- press photo

President Sisi (L) has arrived in Paris for a four-day visit in Paris- press photo

CAIRO - 23 October 2017: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has received a red-carpet reception once he arrived in Paris on Monday.

During his official four-day visit to France, President Sisi will discuss bilateral cooperation and regional and international of mutual concerns.


President Sisi will meet with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in Elysee Palace on Tuesday, discussing cooperation in fields of economics, military, education and travel, and counter-terrorism.


Both leaders are scheduled to attend the signature of 17 cooperation agreements Tuesday at the Elysee Palace, said a presidential statement.


Sisi will also meet with a number of French businessmen to boost economic cooperation with the French side, since France is the biggest investor in Egypt with €3.5 billion worth of investments, which makes it the 7th biggest importer to Egypt. Meanwhile, there are 160 French corporations operating on Egyptian soil, employing more than 30,000 Egyptians in all fields.

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In addition, Sisi will hold a number of meetings with the head of the French National Assembly (the lower house of Parliament), the head of the French Senate, and Prime Minister Édouard Philippe.


Sisi’s visit is the first official one the Elysee Palace since Macron took office, and the third to France. In November 2014, the Egyptian President paid an official visit for three days, during which he discussed with former President François Hollande. In November 2015, President Sisi attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21, in Paris.






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