Disappearance of EgyptAir flight – Telephone conversation between Jean-Marc Ayrault and his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shukry – Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesman (Paris, 19 May 2016)


Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, spoke on the telephone to Mr Sameh Shukry, his Egyptian counterpart, about the disappearance of EgyptAir flight MS804, which was flying from Paris to Cairo.

Jean-Marc Ayrault expressed France’s solidarity with Egypt in this terrible ordeal, which also involves French nationals. The two ministers stressed the need for close coordination between the two countries when it comes to providing assistance to the passengers’ families and seeking the causes of the disappearance.

The two ministers will remain in contact in the coming hours and have agreed to talk to each other again over the course of the day.