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Rome: Egypt’s Sisi starts his first European tour

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visits Italy, to be followed by France, within his first European trip which is aimed at securing European investment into the Egyptian economy.

Rome: Egypt’s Sisi starts his first European tour
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi shake hands during a news conference following their meeting at Villa Madama in Rome on November 24, 2014. Sisi visits Italy, to be followed by France, in his first European trip since ousting his Islamist predecessor and overseeing a crackdown that damaged Egypt's international standing. (AFP/Getty Images)
Rome: Egypt’s Sisi starts his first European tour
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speak during a news conference following their meeting at Villa Madama in Rome on November 24, 2014. Sisi visits Italy, to be followed by France, in his first European trip since ousting his Islamist predecessor and overseeing a crackdown that damaged Egypt's international standing. (AFP/Getty Images)
Rome: Egypt’s Sisi starts his first European tour
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during a joint news conference following his meeting with the Italian Prime Minister at Villa Madama in Rome on November 24, 2014. Sisi visits Italy, to be followed by France, in his first European trip since ousting his Islamist predecessor and overseeing a crackdown that damaged Egypt's international standing. (AFP/Getty Images)
Rome: Egypt’s Sisi starts his first European tour
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during a joint news conference following his meeting with the Italian Prime Minister at Villa Madama in Rome on November 24, 2014. Sisi visits Italy, to be followed by France, in his first European trip since ousting his Islamist predecessor and overseeing a crackdown that damaged Egypt's international standing. (AFP/Getty Images)
Rome: Egypt’s Sisi starts his first European tour
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (L) and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi prepare to review a guard of honor upon al-Sisi's arrival at Villa Madama official residence in Rome on November 24, 2014. The Egyptian President is in Rome on his first European trip since ousting his Islamist predecessor and overseeing a crackdown that had killed hundreds. Sisi meets also Pope Francis on the first Vatican visit by an Egyptian leader in eight years. (AFP/Getty Images)
Rome: Egypt’s Sisi starts his first European tour
Italian Egyptian comunity cheers for Egyptian President visit to Italy on November 24, 2014 in Rome. The Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is on his first European trip since ousting his Islamist predecessor and overseeing a crackdown that has killed hundreds. (AFP/Getty Images)
Rome: Egypt’s Sisi starts his first European tour
Pope Francis (R) shakes hands with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) at the end of their meeting at the Vatican on November 24, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)
Rome: Egypt’s Sisi starts his first European tour
Pope Francis (L) talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) during their meeting at the Vatican on November 24, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)