Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi at The Great Hall Of The People on September 2, 2015 in Beijing. Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi at The Great Hall Of The People on September 2, 2015 in Beijing.

Sisi to visit Bahrain, China, Uzbekistan in Asian tour

Thu, Aug. 30, 2018
CAIRO – 30 August 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi embarks Thursday on a three-legged Asian tour, visiting Bahrain, China and Uzbekistan.

The first stop in Sisi’s foreign trip will be Bahrain, where he is scheduled to meet with Bahraini King Hamad bin Essa and a number of princes, ministers and senior officials, according to a presidency statement.

Both sides will hold discussions to brief each other on the latest developments in the bilateral relations, and seek ways to enhance them in addition to furthering coordination in regional issues of common interest between both countries.

China will be the second leg in the tour, where President Sisi will participate in the China-Africa Forum, one of the most important economic and political events reflecting China’s interest in the African continent. The forum also aims to intensify and advance China’s relations with African countries.

The visit will also include a summit held between Sisi and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to discuss bilateral cooperation and strategic partnership. During the visit, Sisi will meet with the Chinese prime minister Li Keqiang, in addition to representatives of major Chinese companies to discuss mutual cooperation and ways to increase their investment in Egypt.

The president will also visit the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China, also known as the Central Party School, located in Beijing and is the higher education institution that trains officials for the ruling political party, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP.)

Both leaders will sign a number of agreements and memoranda of understanding addressing the development of joint cooperation between the two sides in a number of fields, according to the presidency’s spokesperson Bassam Radi.

Sisi will conclude his trip with a visit to the Uzbek capital of Tashkent, which is considered the first official visit of an Egyptian president to Uzbekistan. Sisi is scheduled to meet with the Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and a number of senior Uzbek officials, during which both sides will discuss strengthening bilateral relations and sign agreements of joint cooperation in different fields.
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