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France's Hollande in Egypt visit dogged by rights criticism

French President Francois Hollande (R) waves next to Egyptian counterpart Abdelfattah al-Sisi (C) after reviewing the honour guard during a welcome ceremony at the al-Quba presidential palace in Cairo on April 17, 2016French President Francois Hollande said Sunday human rights should be respected in the fight against “terrorism” after a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was overshadowed by claims of rights abuses. Hollande had arrived in Cairo earlier for a two-day visit to oversee the signing of several economic agreements, but a press conference with Sisi was dominated by the Egyptian leader’s human rights record. Sisi said the French president had brought up the issue during their meeting.

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