Egypt – Visit by Jean-Yves Le Drian to Egypt (8 June 2017)


Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, visited Egypt on June 8.

He met with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as well as with Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry and Minister of Defense Sedky Sobhi.

He discussed regional issues with his interlocutors, especially the situation in Libya, regarding which we maintain close dialogue, as well as our bilateral cooperation.

Jean-Yves Le Drian met with Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark, and offered his condolences to him, as well as to the wider Coptic community, in the wake of the attack in Minya on May 26.

Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (07.06.17)

Q - Is France satisfied with the human rights situation in Egypt?

A - Jean-Yves Le Drian is visiting Egypt tomorrow and will discuss the human rights situation in this country with his interlocutors.