Egypt, France sign warships deal as PM starts Arab tour
Egypt signed a deal with France Saturday to buy two Mistral warships originally ordered by Russia as French Prime Minister Manuel Valls began an Arab tour. Valls arrived in Cairo at the start of visits to three nations aimed at boosting economic ties and holding talks on regional conflicts, and met with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The Mistrals contract illustrates the rapprochement Paris has had with the regime of former army chief Sisi, who ousted elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013 and has since cracked down on his supporters and on all opposition.
4 November, 2015 Sisi says Muslim Brotherhood can play role in Egypt before UK visit By Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi suggested the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood could again play a role in public life if Egyptians wanted a return of the grouping he currently classifies as terrorist. Sisi, who launched the toughest crackdown on […]
25 November, 2015 French PM says Europe can't take in more refugees: Sueddeutsche Zeitung European countries are stretched to their limits in the refugee crisis and cannot take in any more new arrivals, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was quoted as saying in a German newspaper on Wednesday. Europe is grappling with its worst refugee crisis since World War Two. Germany so […]
28 November, 2015 French PM Valls calls on Gulf to accept more refugees Évry (France) (AFP) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has called on the Gulf states to accept more refugees fleeing Syria, saying that a "humanitarian disaster" could erupt in the Balkans if Europe does not control its borders. "I'll say it again, Europe cannot accept all the […]