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  • Egypt – Working meeting with the Grand Mufti of Egypt (22.04.15)

    On this occasion, he was received at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development on April 22. His visit to France will also provide an opportunity for meetings with the Prime Minister’s Office and the departments of the Ministry of the Interior, as well as with the France-Egypt Friendship Groups in the National Assembly and the Senate.

  • Egypt – Attacks in the Sinai (12.04.15)

    France condemns the two attacks in northern Sinai that took the lives of 14 people, including many soldiers and police officers, on April 12.

    We offer our condolences to the families of the victims.

    France assures the Egyptian people and government of its solidarity and stands by their side in the fight against terrorism.

  • Economic diplomacy – Egypt – Extension of the Cairo metro system (27.02.15)

    France welcomes the signing in Cairo on February 25 of contracts worth almost €440 million for the extension of Cairo Metro Line 3. These contracts were signed between the Egyptian Transport Authority and a group of French companies (Vinci, Bouygues, Alstom, Thales, Colas, and Eurovia), in a consortium with Egyptian companies (Orascom and Arab Contractors).

  • Egypt – Return of antiquities (27.11.14)

    On 27 November, in the framework of the visit to France by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi and in line with the 1970 UNESCO convention on the fight against illicit trafficking in cultural property, the French authorities will return to the Egyptian authorities two batches of archaeological items imported illegally to France.

  • Egypt – Road traffic accident (13.10.14)

    A road traffic accident killed 30 people and injured many others in Upper Egypt this morning. France extends its wholehearted condolences to the victims’ families.

  • Egypt – Terrorism (06.10.14)

    France condemns the appalling murder of four people, for which a terrorist group in the Sinai has claimed responsibility.

  • Egypt – Terrorism (29.08.14)

    France utterly condemns the barbaric and appalling murder of 4 people in the Sinai, for which a terrorist group has claimed responsibility.

  • Egypt – Attack perpetrated against the security forces (19.07.14)

    France stands alongside the Egyptian authorities and people in their fight against terrorism. Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, reaffirmed this message on July 18 and 19 in Cairo to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and his counterpart, Sameh Shukri.

  • Egypt – Death of Mahmoud Azab (19.06.14)

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development pays tribute to the action of Mahmoud Azab, Advisor for the Grand Imam of Al Azhar for Interfaith Dialogue, who died on June 29.

  • Egypt - death sentences (23.06.14)

    We are concerned at the confirmation of the death sentences handed down to 183 people who participated in the protests in August. France reaffirms its opposition to the death penalty everywhere and under all circumstances.

  • Egypt – Death sentences (28.04.14)

    France is extremely concerned by reports that 683 new death sentences have been handed down by the court of first instance in Minya in Egypt. This verdict follows the confirmation of 37 similar sentences handed down on March 24.

  • Egypt – Violence (15.03.14)

    France condemns the attack that killed 6 soldiers in Cairo on Saturday. We extend our condolences to the victims’ families and reaffirm our rejection of all forms of terrorism.

  • Egypt – Attack (16.02.14)

    France condemns yesterday’s attack on a bus carrying South Korean nationals in Taba. We extend our condolences to the victims’ families and assure the South Korean and Egyptian authorities of our solidarity.

  • Egypt - Trial of 20 Al Jazeera journalists (30.01.14)

    France reaffirms its attachment to the freedom of expression and the freedom of the press, in Egypt as in the rest of the world. We will of course closely follow this trial, in coordination with our European partners.

  • Egypt – Violence (27.01.14)

    France condemns the violence that has marked Egypt in recent days, leaving several people dead during terrorist attacks against the security forces and dozens more during demonstrations on the 3rd anniversary of the revolution of January 25, 2011.

  • Egypt – Attack in Mansoura (24.12.13)

    France condemns the attack that targeted the public security building in the city of Mansoura this morning, killing and injuring many people. We extend our condolences to the victims’ families and express our solidarity with the Egyptian people.

  • Distribution by the French Embassy of school equipment to Syrian refugee children in Alexandria (19.12.13)

    The aid to Alexandria’s Syrian refugees is part of humanitarian efforts conducted by France in response to the Syria crisis. French humanitarian aid is being supplied directly or via NGOs in Syria and the countries of the region taking in Syrian refugees. Taking into account contributions from France to the regional and international organizations involved in the international humanitarian response to the Syria crisis, the amount of French humanitarian aid to the Syrian people is close to €100 million.

  • Egypt – Arrest of demonstrators (29.11.13)

    France shares the concerns of the UN Secretary-General and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights with regard to this law. We call on the Egyptian authorities to abide by their commitments to civil liberties, particularly the freedom to demonstrate peacefully in a manner that respects public safety, in accordance with the road map and Egypt’s international commitments in this area.

  • Egypt - Bombing (21.10.13)

    France condemns yesterday’s attack which killed four people in front of a Cairo church. It presents its sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of this heinous crime.

  • Egypt (07.10.13)

    France condemns the acts of violence that have killed several dozen people over the last three days. It extends its condolences to the victims’ families.

  • Egypt – Statement by Laurent Fabius (14.08.13)

    "France condemns the bloody violence in Egypt in the strongest possible terms, and calls for an immediate halt to the crackdown. Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius is taking this matter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and to our principal partners so that an international position may be urgently adopted to that effect. "

  • Situation in Egypt (21.08.13)

    France utterly deplores the violence which occurred in Cairo during the crowd-clearance operations. It extends its condolences to the bereaved. It is essential for this violence to stop and for calm to prevail. France calls on the parties to show the utmost restraint and cautions against disproportionate use of force.

  • Demonstrations in Egypt (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - 01.07.13)

    France, which reaffirms its attachment to the respect for the right to demonstrate peacefully, condemns the violence that has taken place in recent days, whatever its origins, and extends its sympathy to the victims’ families. It calls on all Egyptian political leaders to condemn the violence and to prevent the recurrence of such incidents.

  • Egypt - Violence in Cairo and Port Said (28.01.13)

    France deplores the heavy human toll that marked both the commemoration of the 2nd anniversary of the Tahrir Square revolution and the announcement of the verdict in the trial relating to the riots at the Port Said stadium in February 2012. It reaffirms its attachment to the respect for the right to demonstrate, which must be guaranteed and monitored in order to avoid any lapses.



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