Chancellor Mustafa Alham، Luxor Governor، received today former French President Valery G. d’ Estaing and his spouse. The former French leader vistis Luxor and Aswan for days to celebrate his 93rd birthday. As soon as the French guest landed in Luxor International Airport، the governor welcomed the presidential couple. He wished them a good stay in the city which was the capital of Ancient Egypt for centuries. It is worth to mention that Valéry Marie René Georges Giscard d'Estaing born 2 February 1926)، also known as Giscard or VGE، is a French statesman who served as President of France from 1974 to 1981.
As Minister of Finance under Prime Ministers Jacques Chaban-Delmas and Pierre Messmer، he won the presidential election of 1974 with 50.8% of the vote against François Mitterrand of the Socialist Party. His tenure was marked by a more liberal attitude on social issues—such as divorce، contraception and abortion—and attempts to modernise the country and the office of the presidency، notably launching such far-reaching infrastructure projects as the TGV and the turn towards reliance on nuclear power as France's main energy source