Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi arrived in Paris on a two-day visit on Sunday evening. He met with French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at the French foreign ministry s headquarters.
El-Sisi and Le Drian discussed on Sunday the latest regional developments, focusing on the Eastern Mediterranean, Libya and Syria, the Egyptian presidency said.
According to Egyptian Presidency Spokesman Bassam Rady, Le Drian said El-Sisi s upcoming talks with French President Emmanuel Macron will boost bilateral relations.
France, he added, is looking forward to promoting bilateral cooperation in multiple fields and coordinating with Egypt on Middle East affairs.
El-Sisi and Le Drian tackled a number of regional files, zooming in on developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, Libya, and Syria, as well as on crises in some regional countries, Rady added.
President El-Sisi stressed that the support of the international community is the way to resolve crises, face meddling attempts, uproot terrorism, and achieve balance among regional countries, the spokesman said.
Egypt is keen on boosting its strategic partnership with France as a cornerstone for security and stability in the Mediterranean region and the Middle East, El-Sisi said at the meeting.
He added that now is the time to support dialogue between the Islamic and European worlds, with each respecting the differences of the other.
Rady added the two sides tackled recent updates of the Palestinian cause and means to revive the peace process in the Middle East.