Pierre Branda, a leading historian specialized in the history of the French empire, said Britain has hated the strong ties between France and Egypt, and has tried a lot to intervene to weaken such ties.
These strong ties have led the French communicate with the Egyptian rulers to dig the Suez Canal, Branda told a seminar held by the Center for Middle East Studies in Paris (CEMO), headed by Egyptian MP Dr. Abdel Rahim Ali.
The seminar focuses on cooperation between Europe and non-European Mediterranean states, including Egypt, in the fight against terrorism; illegal immigration; education, and water.
The seminar is held on the sidelines of the Two Mediterranean Banks summit which is held in Marseilles on June 23 and 24.
CEMO takes the opportunity of the summit to open discussion on the issues that cause problems between countries on the two banks of the Mediterranean.
Apart from the Arab-Israeli conflict, which stands behind most of the violence in our world today, the Arab Spring came to wreak disaster on the world and widen the scope of problems in it.