French Minister of Economy, Finance and Recovery Bruno Le Maire - photo courtesy of the French Ministry Facebook page
CAIRO - 28 March 2022: President Emmanuel Macron and the French government are keen to support Egypt, especially after it was affected by the repercussions of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, with regard to commodity prices, and the lack of wheat imports globally, which will greatly affect a number of countries over the coming months, according to French Minister of the Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire.
In this regard, he stressed that President Macron is keen to provide all possible forms of support to Egypt and all countries that may face these negative repercussions.
This came during Le Maire’s statement at the Cabinet headquarters, after the end of the talks session chaired by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, in the presence of a number of government ministers and members of the French delegation.
The French minister described his meetings with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Madbouli as fruitful and constructive.
He pointed out that the two meetings confirm the existence of very strong friendly relations between Egypt and France, and reflect the two countries' enjoyment and their association with a high level of rapprochement.
Le Maire stated that the discussions also focused on the signed contracts regarding the construction of the new metro line in Cairo, which is one of the most important indications of the strength of relations between the two countries, the determination to consolidate joint economic relations, and the readiness to sign agreements whose results will contribute to more benefit for the Egyptian people, adding that the new subway line will also contribute to achieving more ease of movement for Egyptian citizens.
He concluded by saying that his visit to Egypt paves the way for more cooperation in various fields between our two countries.