President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi will head on Saturday to France’s Biarritz for participating in the 2019 G7 Summit, due on August 24-26 be and chaired by France.
President El-Sisi’s invitation comes in light of Egypt’s chairmanship of the African Union. The G7 Summit comes under theme “Fighting Inequality.” G7 stands for seven countries (U.S., the UK, Japan, Italy, Germany, France and Canada), which represent 40% of the global GDP, according to the official website of the Elysee.
France had previously hosted the G7 summits for six times since the establishment of the group in 1975 to tackle global issues of peace, security, health, education, environment, climate change, counter-terrorism, etc.
In October 2017, President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi paid France a four-day official visit, during which he tackled bilateral and international and regional issues with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in Elysee Palace.
On January 28, 2019, Macron paid Egypt a three-day visit, during which the bilateral relations, as well as the crises in Syria, Libya, Palestine, and Africa were discussed.