French Ambassador to Egypt Stéphane Romatet asserted that France’s security starts in Egypt, lauding the depth of relations binding Egypt and France in the different domains including regional and international issues of mutual interest including the situation in Libya, (MENA) reported.
Romatet’s remarks came in statements to reporters on the sidelines of a ceremony of awards of an Egyptian-French competition for startups.
Romatet lauded the growth rate of the Egyptian economy despite the repercussion of the coronavirus pandemic on the world economy.
He said that the Egyptian-French cooperation in the field of information technology is new, pointing out that Egyptian Minister of Information Technology Amr Talaat expressed support to this field especially in relation to artificial intelligence and cyber security.
Romatet said that France pays attention to innovation in the sectors of environment, startups, transportation in addition to the sectors of finance and banking.
The idea pf the competition aims at including technological innovation, developing companies and digital economy in the cooperation ties between Cairo and Paris, he said.
He said that this competition achieved big success in its first edition.
On Egyptian-French cooperation in the field of combating terror, Romatet asserted that France supports Egypt in all security-related fields, stressing that his country’s security starts in Egypt.
As for cooperation in the field of cyber security, Romatet said that it has become a basic factor in protecting the economy.
Commenting on the situation in Libya, Romatet asserted the importance of government transition in Libya, adding that forming a comprehensive government including all the segments of the Libyan people is a must before February 26.