Arish, Convention of al- (1800)
ARISH, CONVENTION OF AL- (1800)
Napoléon Bonaparte and his troops had invaded Egypt in 1798. Besieged by British and Ottoman forces, his successor, General Jean-Baptiste Kléber, negotiated the terms of French withdrawal. The Convention of al-Arish, signed by Kléber and the Ottoman grand vizier Yusuf on 24 January 1800, allowed for a dignified retreat of France from Egypt.
The convention was rejected by both Napoléon and Britain and, within a year, the French were completely defeated and evicted from Egypt.
see also klÉber, jean-baptiste.
Vatikiotis, P. J. The History of Egypt. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985.
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