Egypt, France first ladies discuss social, cultural issues

Egypt’s First Lady Entissar El Sisi met on Monday 28/1/2019 her French counterpart Brigitte Macron in Cairo as part of the three-day visit currently paid by French President Emmanuel Macron to Egypt.

The meeting tackled a number of cultural and social issues of mutual concern, particularly the issues of women empowerment and children protection, presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said.

They also discussed initiatives floated by the civil society organizations in the fields of health, education, housing and social justice.

The Egyptian-French relations are historic and have cultural dimensions, Entissar El Sisi said.

She added that the Egyptian people appreciate the French culture and the great values shown by French thinkers and philosophers to serve human civilization.

The French first lady expressed happiness for visiting Egypt, adding that Paris is keen on boosting relations with Cairo in the cultural field.

Source: State Information Service Egypt