Egypt, France to boost cultural co-op: Spokesperson



Fri, 29 Jun 2018 - 11:00 GMT


Fri, 29 Jun 2018 - 11:00 GMT

FILE: Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Radi

FILE: Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Radi

CAIRO – 29 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 Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Radi, a cultural cooperation was agreed upon during the meeting between Egypt and France.

The new cultural partnership comes within the major projects that Egypt is currently constructing, including the Arts and Culture City, International Opera, and the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM),Radi told Egypt Today in an interview.

The new cooperation will be utilized to reflect the ancient cultural and civilization heritage of both countries, taking into consideration France’s wide experience in fields of museums, arts and culture, which will be a rich contribution to ongoing Egyptian projects.

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.

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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.



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