President to be guest of honour at opening of new Suez Canal
Paris, 30 July 2015
The President will go to Egypt on Thursday 6 August 2015 for the opening of the new Suez Canal, at the invitation of Mr Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, the Egyptian President.
This ceremony, at which the French President is guest of honour, will crown the success of this major project, which will double the canal’s transport capacity and stimulate development projects in the adjacent economic areas.
The visit will also provide the opportunity to discuss issues of common interest on the bilateral and regional fronts, at a meeting between the two presidents./.