French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) and Egyptian Defence Minister General Sedki Sobhi (R) sign military contracts in the presence of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) at the presidential palace in the capital Cairo.

French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrive for the signing of a contract for Rafale fighter jets, with Egypt agreeing to buy 24 of the warplanes at the presidential palace in the capital Cairo.

French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (C) shakes hands with Egyptian Defence Minister General Sedki Sobhi (R) after signing military contractsas Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) applauds at the presidential palace in the capital Cairo.

French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) and Egyptian Defence Minister General Sedki Sobhi (R) sign military contracts in the presence of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) at the presidential palace in the capital Cairo.