"The President of the Republic has contacted Egyptian President Sisi on the disappearance this night of an EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo. The sides agreed to cooperate closely to establish the circumstances surrounding the disappearance as soon as possible," the statement read.
Francois Hollande will hold an interdepartmental ministerial meeting on Thursday over the disappearance of EgyptAir flight MS-804 over the Mediterranean Sea.
Egypt Air Flight MS804 departed from the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris at 23:09 GMT. The aircraft headed for Cairo International Airport. According to the airline, there were a total of 66 people on board the plane, including 56 passengers.