CAIRO, March 28 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi met on Monday with French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire in Cairo to discuss means of furthering trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, said the Egyptian presidency.
The two sides also looked into the prospects of maximizing French investments in various Egyptian national projects, especially those of transportation, electric car manufacturing, infrastructure, artificial intelligence, communications and digital services, according to a presidency statement.
For his part, Le Maire underlined France's willingness to boost cooperation with the Egyptian government in various fields.
Earlier in the day, Sisi also held a phone conversation with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the economic and trade ties and political coordination between Cairo and London, said the presidency.
Noting the improving business environment in Egypt and the promising investment opportunities in its mega projects, Sisi expressed hope for further British investments in the North African country.
For his part, Johnson referred to Egypt as one of Britain's most important partners in the Middle East and Africa, highlighting his country's support for Egypt's efforts to advance its economy and achieve comprehensive development. ■