French President Emmanuel Macron attends a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
CAIRO – 29 March 2018: French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Egypt in early May, on his first official visit since assuming office last year, according to an official in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The source added that President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will meet his French counterpart Macron to discuss a number of important and common issues, especially the progress of their mutual relations in various fields, along with regional issues such as the current Libyan situation and its military institution unification.
The talks also are expected to take on the developments of the Palestinian cause and the American decision to transfer the Unites States Embassy to Jerusalem.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, who was recently re-elected as president, visited Paris in October.
In a stunning culmination of a populist and prodigious turnout in Egypt’s 2018 presidential election, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi attained a landslide election victory, according to early estimates after polling stations closed Wednesday after a three-day election. President Sisi competed against el-Ghad Party Moussa Moustafa Moussa.
Initial figures showed that 21,088,295 voted for Sisi in polling stations across Egypt, excluding several stations in Cairo and Giza; Moussa on the other hand gathered 682,797 votes.