President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi revealed he had asked his French counterpart Francois Hollande to supply Egypt with modern military equipment, during a meeting in New York, on the sidelines of the general assembly of the United Nations.
Sisi said in his speech Sunday at al-Galaa Theater that he identified three conditions for the conclusion of military equipment deal with France so the equipment could be less expensive and the deal could be concluded quickly.
Egyptian committees have traveled to France to follow up on negotiations.
Sisi and Holland discussed the deal in a meeting in Saudi Arabia while offering condolences on the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, according to Sisi.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm