Ali praises Cairo-Paris amity

Abdelrehim Aly

Member of the Egyptian parliament and Director of the Center for Middle East Studies in Paris, Abdel Rahim Ali, has underscored the importance of talks between Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian in Cairo today.

He cited remarks by the French top diplomats about strong relations between his country and Egypt.

In a statement, Ali praised comments by President Sisi on strategic relations between Cairo and Paris.

He especially dwelt on President Sisi's remarks about the importance of pushing Egyptian-French cooperation forward in all fields in the coming period.

Ali referred to a number of files tackled by President Sisi and the French foreign minister, in the light of recent developments in the Arab Gulf region.

He cited affirmation by the president and the French foreign minister on the importance of preserving the security of the Gulf region.

Ali noted that Cairo and Paris also agree on the need for concerted efforts to bring about a settlement to the conflict in Libya.

This settlement, he said, would seek to offer the necessary backing to Libyan state institutions and fulfill the aspirations of the Libyan people.

It will also protect the resources of Libya and ensure the fair distribution of Libyan wealth, Ali said in his statement.

Ali also highlighted a meeting of the foreign ministers of Egypt, France, Italy, Greece, and Cyprus on Libya.