French Defense Minister to arrive in Cairo: presidential spox
French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian

CAIRO: French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will arrive in Cairo Saturday, presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef said in the statement.

During his two-day visit, Le Drian is to hold talks with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and other Egyptian officials during his trip, AFP reported.

Le Drian visited Cairo in mid February to sign a $5.6 billion deal on the sale of 24 Rafale warplanes, a naval frigate and related military equipments to Egypt.

Three Rafale fighter jets have been already delivered to Cairo on July 20.

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