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France’s Macron to receive Egypt’s Sisi at Alysee Palace next week

Thursday 19/October/2017 - 05:08 PM
Sada El Balad
French President Emmanuel Macron is due to receive Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday، the Elysee said in a statement on Thursday.

The Egyptian president will make an official visit to France from Oct. 23-25.

The two leaders، who are meeting for the first time، will discuss "common interests such as regional crises and the fight against terrorism، but also the situation of human rights to which France is particularly attentive،" read an Elysee statement.

French Minister of Armies Sylvie Goulard met the President Sisi in June to discuss military and security cooperation between Egypt and France.

France was the sixth largest investor in Egypt in 2016، with an estimated FDI stock of €3.5 billion ($4.1 billion) -- making it Egypt’s seventh largest supplier and 13th largest customer، according to the French foreign ministry.

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