Macron and Al-Sisi are exploring cooperation and regional problems to improve bilateral ties
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt met his French ally, Emmanuel Macron, to discuss and improve bilateral links and the relationship between France and the Arab world.
The two presidents also addressed regional and global issues and issues of common interest, such as counter-terrorism, the Palestinian cause, and the conditions in Iran, Lebanon, and Libya, during the conference held in Paris on Monday.
During a press conference, President Al-Sisi emphasised that the only way to achieve security and stability in Libya is to find a diplomatic solution. The two leaders decided on the need to kill Libyan militias and also remove mercenaries.For standing up for France against the hate campaign against Paris, Macron lauded his Egyptian partners.
President Al-Sisi appeared in Paris on Sunday to have political discussions with Macron and with the French authorities.Following the uproar surrounding the cartoon of Prophet Muhammad and the most recent acts against the Muslim community in France following the terror attack, the visit came amid a continuous conflict between France and the Islamic nations.
During the meeting, Macron said that Al-Sisi was a valuable partner in the fight against terrorism and adulated the release from custody of some human rights activists.
Macron reported that he had spoken about the problem of human rights in Egypt with Al-Sisi. He noted that he opposes imposing any political or financial requirements on Egypt due to human rights issues regardless of being a “legal advocate of democratic rights.”President Al-Sisi, meanwhile, rejected Egypt’s image of an autocratic state governed by abuse and rejected the existence of political prisoners in the country.
He accused the French media of depicting the heads of Egypt as oppressors of violence against the residents of the nation.“We are confronting terror groups that undermine the security of both Europe and Egypt,” Al-Sisi said, “We are fighting for a better tomorrow for our kin in a profoundly violent locale.” Egypt supports human rights and has more than 55,000 civil society organisations in the country. He can however, defend 100 million Egyptians from terrorism,” he added.