FRENCH PRESIDENT ARRIVES IN CAIRO ON 3-DAY VISIT TO EGYPT

CAIRO, Egypt- French President, Emmanuel Macron, arrived in the Egyptian capital, Cairo on Sunday evening, on a three-day visit to the North African country, to discuss bilateral cooperation with his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, the Egyptian state TV reported.

At Cairo International Airport, Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly received the French president and his wife, Brigitte.

They later toured the Abu Simbel temple, in Upper Egypt’s Aswan province, where they were accompanied by Egypt’s Antiquities Minister, Khaled al-Anany.

According to French media reports, Macron is accompanied by both the French foreign and defence ministers, as well as, a delegation of chiefs of French giant corporations.

The visit comes amid the two countries’ celebrations of the Egyptian-French cultural year.

It’s Macron’s first visit to Egypt and the second meeting with Sisi, after their talks in Paris in Oct, 2017.

Macron’s three-day trip to Egypt comes, as protests against his policies continue to be held in France.

Over the past couple of months, Macron has been facing domestic protests, mostly peaceful, held by demonstrators dressed in “yellow vests,” against the French government’s austerity measures, including fuel price hikes.

Source: Nam News Network