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Sisi meets with French economy minister

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire on Sunday to discuss bilateral relations and means to maximize partnerships between both countries.

According to a statement by presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady, Le Maire conveyed to Sisi greetings from his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, who also expressed admiration towards Egypt’s recent efforts to calm the situation in the Palestinian territories.

Macron also emphasized the depth of strategic relations between France and Egypt.

Le Maire also affirmed France’s eagerness to continue supporting Egypt through investments, stating that France sees Egypt as immensely promising in terms of financing programs and investments, as well as through joint cooperation.

Sisi asked Le Maire to convey his greetings to Macron, saying “Egypt attaches great importance to its relations with France, and looks forward to continuing joint work during the next stage in order to further develop bilateral relations and promote it to broader horizons.”

The officials emphasized that economic and trade cooperation between Egypt and France was a priority and discussed the volume of French investments in the Egyptian market through enormous investment opportunities for the French business sector within Egyptian national projects.

They also discussed a number of other topics related to bilateral relations, and ways of maximizing the partnership between the two countries through culture and the enhancement of tourism exchange, after Egypt vaccinated all workers in its tourist sites and resorts.

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