Egypt’s Sisi Congratulates France’s Macron on Election Victory

Egypt’s Sisi Congratulates France’s Macron on Election Victory

Photo via See News

Egyptian President Abdelfattah Al Sisi congratulated on Sunday evening centrist French President Emmanuel Macron on his reelection for a second five-year presidential term.

“I wish to congratulate French President Emmanuel Macron on winning a new presidential term, wishing him continued success in leading his country to more development and prosperity,” Al Sisi said in a tweet.

Al Sisi also commended Egyptian-French relations and highlighted “continued discussions and mutual coordination on a number of regional and international issues of common interest”.

Macron defeated his far-right rival Marine Le Pen, winning by 58.55 percent to 41.45 percent. Macron’s victory marks the first time in 20 years that a French president has secured a second term in office.

Macron previously described Egypt as an “exceptional” partner for France. Macron and Sisi have met on numerous occasions since Macron came to power in 2017, with the two leaders frequently cooperating on issues related to regional security and stability.

Egypt’s Public Prosecution Releases 41 Pretrial Detainees
Why did the United Arab Republic Fail?

Subscribe to our newsletter


A journalism graduate from the American University in Dubai who is curious, spontaneous, and often rebellious, Marina is a passionate Cairo-based journalist who aspires to become one of the most influential women in the Middle East. She likes to follow her heart and express that through words; her favorite form of expression.

More in International

Messi and the Bisht: a Double Standard Reserved Uniquely for the Arab World?

Amina Zaineldine22 December 2022

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Skips COP27 in Egypt

Shereif Barakat29 October 2022

90 World Leaders to Attend COP27 in Egypt

Shereif Barakat10 October 2022

How Powerful is the Egyptian Passport?

Shereif Barakat2 October 2022

Egypt Sets Sights on Hosting 2036 Olympics

Shereif Barakat25 September 2022

USA Returns 16 “Priceless” Stolen Ancient Artifacts To Egypt

Shereif Barakat10 September 2022

Queen Elizabeth II Dies Aged 96

Egyptian Streets8 September 2022

Ancient Egyptian Collections in Australia: a Curator’s Perspective

Melanie Pitkin2 September 2022