Powered by

France's Macron to press Egyptian president on human rights : France's Macron to press Egyptian president on human rights

Jan 28, 2019 - The Canadian Press

CAIRO - French President Emmanuel Macron said he encouraged respect for human rights when he met Monday with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, a military man seen as a bulwark against Islamic extremists who has led an unprecedented crackdown on dissent.

Speaking after the two met during a state visit that's been light on specifics but loaded with symbolism, Macron said that Egypt's success was important for the world given its size, location and military capabilities, but that free...