French President Emmanuel Macron and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi hold a joint press conference following the meeting in Paris on Monday, December 7. El-Sisi is visiting France after an invitation from Macron, according to Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Rady.
The two leaders were expected to discuss economic cooperation and regional crises in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.
The visit comes in response to an invitation from the French president, in light of the two sides’ keenness to develop and enhance the strategic relations between Cairo and Paris, Rady added.
The two leaders will hold discussions on the bilateral relations and joint political coordination concerning regional and international issues.
The Egyptian president is also set to meet the French prime minister, a number of other ministers and senior officials, including the presidents of the country’s National Assembly and Senate, according to the presidential spokesman.
During the meetings, President El-Sisi will present Egypt’s vision concerning a number of regional crises, especially those related to the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.
He will also discuss means to reinforce cooperation between the two countries, especially in the investment and trade fields, in light of Egypt’s efforts to encourage foreign investments in Egypt’s major national development projects.