France is ready to help Egyptian authorities search for missing Egyptair flight MS804, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says. “A crisis cell has been opened at our embassy in Cairo in Egypt,” the French foreign minister tweeted on Thursday. France is in permanent contact with the authorities in Egypt, Ayrault adds, saying that he will speak with his Egyptian counterpart shortly. Families of the people on board Egyptair flight MS804 are being received at a hotel near Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, Ayrault says. An emergency line was also set up at the French embassy in Cairo.
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Newsline: French embassy in Cairo opens crisis cell, emergency line