French President Emmanuel Macron greets Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al- Sisi as he leaves the Elysee palace, in Paris, France, October 24, 2017.
PARIS, Jan 26 (MENA) - Egypt's Ambassador in Paris Ehab Badawi said that the expected visit to be made by French President Emmanuel Macron to Cairo reflects the strong strategic partnership between Egypt and France.
Macron's visit to Egypt also comes to build on the visit that was paid by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to paris in 2017, Badawi added.
In an article published on Saturday in French newspaper Le Figaro, Badawi said that Cairo and Paris are cooperating closely, facing the same challenges and coming at forefront of the war on terrorism.
Badawi cited the violent attack that was carried out by terrorists belonging to Daesh terrorist group against France in 2015, before which they launched bloody attacks in Egypt, stressing that both countries are determined to fight these groups decisively.
Badawi uncovered that achieving peace and security in the African continent will represent top priority for Egypt during its presidency of the African Union, asserting that both countries have identical views on this issue.
He as well highlighted Egypt's economic reform program that was hailed by the international financial institutions, underlining that the foreign exchange reserve is now hitting $45 billion compared with $15 billion in 2013.