Ambassador: Cairo, Paris have ‘identical’ views over development, stability in Africa

Egyptian Ambassador to France Alaa Youssef asserted on Saturday 15/05/2021 that Cairo and Paris had identical views concerning development, economic recovery and stability and security support in Africa particularly in Libya.

In statements, the diplomat added that Egypt and France agree on the importance of expelling foreign forces and holding elections in Libya to maintain its stability and unity.

Egypt had also backed a French initiative concerning supporting stability, solving political crisis and forming a new government in Lebanon, he added.

The ambassador noted that the two countries are keen on holding talks on various African issues including the African coast crisis.

He added that the Egyptian-French relations had witnessed great development in the past few years after exchanging visits by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron.

Ambassador Youssef added that the Egyptian-French strategic partnership focuses on various axes.

He added in statements that the two countries are keen on implementing various projects in various fields including infrastructure, transportation, tourism, culture, arts and health.

He noted that French companies are currently establishing various projects in Egypt, adding that French tourists adore Egyptian civilization and are keen on visiting Egypt especially Luxor and Aswan.

He also said that a number of departments of teaching French languages in Egypt are currently being established while France is keen to finalize the French university project in Egypt as soon as possible.

The ambassador also said that the two sides are now discussing cooperation to produce COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines.



Source: State Information Service Egypt

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