Sisi holds talks with French Intelligence Chief on Middle East

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hosted the Chief of the French Directorate-General for External Security, Bernard Amy, in Cairo on Monday, and underlined the strength of bilateral relations between the two countries, as the parties discussed regional issues and conflicts in the Middle East.

The talks, held in the presence of the acting Director of General Intelligence Service, Abass Kamel, saw Sisi emphasize that Egypt will continue intensive cooperation with France across several fields.

The official spokesperson for the presidency, Bassam Radi, said that Amy conveyed French President Emmanuel Macron’s greetings to Sisi, and reiterated France’s pride to maintain strong relations with Egypt.

Amy also emphasized France’s determination to continue cooperating and consulting with Egypt regarding ongoing crises and issues across the Middle East.

Amy praised the pivotal role of Egypt in seeking to maintain stability and security in the region, and the country’s pursuit of political solutions to ongoing conflicts.

In the meeting, they also discussed international efforts in combating extremism and terrorism, as well as other regional issues.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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