French President François Hollande was hosting his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (pictured) on Wednesday at the start of a two-day visit in which regional security and economic investment will top the agenda.

Sisi was scheduled to have lunch with Hollande at the Elysée palace around noon, then to meet with French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in the afternoon.

France is the second stop in Sisi’s first trip to Europe, which started this week in Rome. […]