Thu, 28 Jun 2018 - 08:23 GMT
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi during meeting French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Cairo on Thursday June 28 – Press Photo
CAIRO – 28 June 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi discussed boosting the Egyptian-French relations, especially at the cultural level, during a meeting with French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Cairo on Thursday.
According to statement issued by the Presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady, Sisi welcomed and appreciated Le Drian suggestions regarding enhancing the two countries efforts regarding the huge cultural projects in Egypt including the Grand Egyptian Museum which expected to be opened to the public soon. Sisi also affirmed to Le Drian that other several national cultural projects are expected to be finished during the coming period especially as part of the new capital.
Le Drian and Sisi discussed boosting the cooperation between Cairo and France in all other aspects and to enhance the two countries efforts to face the current international and national political challenges.
The Middle East conflicts were discussed by the two leaders during their meeting, especially the internationally exerted efforts to reach political solutions in Syria, Libya and the latest updates of the Palestinian -Israeli conflict.
As a gesture of friendship, Sisi celebrated Le Drian’s birthday shortly after their meeting. French ambassador in Cairo Stefan Roumtier posted a picture for Sisi and Le Drian, saying that it was a gesture of friendship from president Sisi to celebrate his birthday during his stay in Cairo.
On June 7, Romatet visited Cairo 57357 Children Cancer Hospital and announced that Egypt and France will cooperate in a new cancer network to raise funds for cancer treatment and promote support for cancer patients in Egypt.
He met with head and founder of the hospital, Dr. Sherif Abul Naga, as he expressed his admiration of the advancement the hospital made in the field of treating cancer for free.
Egypt and France have historical and strong relations in all aspects including political and military, economic, cultural and trade.
CAIRO - 30 October 2017: Upon the invitation of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Egypt in early May on his first official visit since assuming office last year, according to an official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
French companies have executed the Cairo Metro, launched the Nile Sat satellites, installed a mobile phone network, restored the Suez Cement Factory, and constructed the Alexandria Oil Refinery, water supply stations in Fayoum and the 10th of Ramadan industrial zone, terminal 3 at Cairo Airport and its radar, an electricity station in Tanta, a wastewater treatment station in Gabal al Asafar, a thermal power station in Suez and Port Said governorates, and natural gas liquefaction plants. It also contributed in the construction of Bibliotheca Alexandria.
From 1974 through 2016, 40 cooperation protocols and agreements were signed between both countries in support of the economic development in Egypt. In 2016, 10 memorandums of understanding, valued at €308 million, were also signed.