President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi signed a number of accords with his French counterpart François Hollande during his three-day European tour which concluded in Paris on Wednesday 26 November.
An agreement was signed for the development of a natural gas network in Egypt to the tune of 70 million Euros, and another for 80 million Euros to support small and medium enterprises in Egyptian slums, as well as a 344 million Euros declaration of intent for the development of the third and fourth lines of the Cairo Metro the first two line of which were done with French support.
Sisi invited Hollande to visit Egypt to participate in the inauguration ceremony of the Suez Canal axis development project next year. The Presidents discussed a number of regional and international issues of common concern, particularly the peace process in the Middle East, efforts to combat terrorism and a review of the situations in Iraq, Syria and Libya. The latter was especially high on the talks of both Presidents who expressed concerns regarding the violence and anarchy there, and agreed to support Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni and his government.
29 November 2014