Egypt’s FM Shoukry, Chinese counterpart discuss boosting bilateral relations between Cairo, Beijing



Fri, 25 Jun 2021 - 06:48 GMT


Fri, 25 Jun 2021 - 06:48 GMT


Cairo – 25 June 2021:  Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed, Friday a phone call with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi means of boosting bilateral ties in different fields.

During the phone conversation, the two top diplomats reviewed the existing coordination between Cairo and Beijing with regard to countering coronavirus.

Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafez said that Shoukry and Wang probed cooperation to jointly manufacture coronavirus vaccine in Egypt

They also discussed latest updates regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) issue.

Earlier in April, Egypt’s Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA) and Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac signed two agreements to manufacture the Sinovav vaccine.

VACSERA will manufacture the final product using the ready-made product provided by Sinovac.

Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Health Minister Hala Zayed and Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang attended the signing ceremony.

The first agreement is related to the transfer of technology required to manufacture the vaccine doses; a Cabinet statement read. Under the agreement, Sinovac will grant VACSERA a limited license to use the manufacturing technology.

VACSERA will manufacture the vaccine inside the company’s production facilities.

The second agreement stipulates that Sinovac secures for Egypt all technical information related to the company’s vaccine and provides technical assistance.

Technical assistance will include examining VACSERA’s factories and testing the final product and means of manufacturing.





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