Egypt's prime minister heads to Paris to look into cooperation

Monday 11-05-2015 10:51 AM
Egypt's prime minister heads to Paris to look into cooperation

Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb attends the opening meeting of the Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, in the South Sinai governorate, south of Cairo, March 28, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh


CAIRO, May 11 (Aswat Masriya) - Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb is embarking on a trip to the French capital to look into cooperation between both states on Monday.

Mehleb, who is travelling among a delegation of ministers, is also scheduled to sign a number of economic agreements with the French state. He will also meet with French investors and CEOs to look into economic cooperation.

The delegation of ministers accompanying Mehleb include the ministers of trade and industry, investment, international cooperation and transport.

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had visited France last November, during his first trip to Europe since taking oath in June 2014.

The president agreed with his French counterpart François Hollande to activate French investments and projects in Egypt worth 796 million Euros on November 26, 2014.

Mehleb will follow up with the agreement during his visit.

Egypt sealed a 5.2 billion-euro deal with France in February which secured the purchase of two dozen Rafale fighter jets and a multi-mission frigate.

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