President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met today with French Minister of Defence Florence Parly to discuss boosting cooperation between the two countries. The meeting was attended by Minister of Defense and Military Production Sedki Sobhi، as well as the French ambassador to Cairo.
Ambassador Bassam Radi، spokesman for the presidency said that، during the meeting، the president stressed the strength and depth of the Egyptian-French relations، praising the close cooperation between the two countries in the military field. He also expressed his aspiration for boosting the mutual cooperation between the two countries during the coming period. He also stressed the importance of continuing coordination and intensive consultation between the two countries on issues and challenges of common concern and means of dealing with them during the coming period.
Radi added that the French minister stressed that France keens on enhancing and strengthening the current relations between the two countries in all fields، including the military and security fields. She pointed out to the importance of continued coordination between the two countries over the challenges facing the Middle East.
The Presidency spokesman added that the French Defense Minister confirmed her keenness to follow up the outcomes of the president's successful visit to Paris last October، which will contribute to enhancing the current cooperation between the two countries. The French minister hailed the Egyptian efforts to combat terrorism، confirming France’s pro-stance with Egypt eliminate that common challenge.
Radi added that the meeting tackled ways to enhance military cooperation between the two countries. They also exchanged views about the developments of a number of regional issues and efforts exerted to reach political settlements for the existing crises in the region، especially in Libya.