French min. of armed forced hails Egyptian, French relations

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis meets with Florence Parly, France’s minister of defense, at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, June 29, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr via wikimedia commons/ Jim Mattis

French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly hailed on Tuesday the Egyptian-French cooperation and strong relations especially in countering terrorism.

During her speech at the Egyptian Embassy in Paris on the 67th anniversary of July 23 Revolution, Parly said that the Egyptian-French friendship has been enhanced and strengthened during the past period.

Parly also hailed the recent “Ramses 2019″ military exercise jointly held by the two countries.

Parly participated Tuesday in a ceremony organized by the Egyptian Embassy in Paris to celebrate the 67th anniversary of July 23 Revolution.A host of French senior officials, political and media figures have also attended the ceremony along with prominent members of the Egyptian expat community in France.

The event was held at the residence place of Egypt’s Ambassador in Paris and permanent representative to UNESCO Ehab Badawi.

Egypt’s Ambassador to France Ehab Badawi stressed during his speech on the importance of the Egyptian-French strategic partnership.

Badawi referred to the”Egypt-France Cultural Year,” which also coincided with the 150th anniversary of the inauguration of the Suez Canal.

This year has also witnessed several cultural events, most prominently the exhibition “Tutankhamun, Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh” in Paris, which reflects the French people’s admiration of the Egyptian civilization, Badawi added.

Badawi highlighted the close cooperation between the two countries to combat terrorism and put an end to Middle Eastern crises.

Egypt Today


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