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Political Relations

Sunday، 30 November 2014 12:00 AM

The bilateral relations between Egypt and France are based on the historic  strong ties of friendship and confidence, and they have been developed greatly in all fields.

On the political level, Egypt and France have converging viewpoints on issues like peace process in the Middle East, situation in Lebanon and Sudan, and the Iranian Nuclear program. Both states took converging stances in a number of issues, the most important of which are:

- Creating international mobilization to combat terrorist organizations that threaten regional and international security.

- Calling upon to resume the peace negotiations concerning the  establishment of an independent Palestinian state within 1967 borders, as both countries confirmed the importance of boosting peace negotiations.

- Supporting the unity of Iraq, as both countries agreed upon supporting the Iraqi Authorities Program.

- Calling for a political solution for the Syrian crisis, where the two states agreed on applying Geneva declaration on 30 June 2012.

- Calling for a political solution for the Libyan crisis. The two countries launched an initiative that assures their adherence to the unity and safety of the Libyan lands and their engagement in dialogue under the United Nations auspices.

- Boosting cooperation between the two countries to realize peace and security in Sahel and Saharan regions. Both  countries agreed on combating terrorism in the countries lying on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, and cooperate in the field of exchanging information and training.

The Egyptian-French relations have witnessed a remarkable rapprochement since President Abdel Fattah El Sisi assumed office. The official visits between the two countries, reaching 20 visits since November 2014, reflect the convergence in opinions towards the joint issues of concern, topped by the Palestinian cause, Libyan crisis in addition to the mutual desire to strengthen partnership, going back to two centuries, in the economic, military and cultural fields.

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