President Abdel Fattah El Sisi held, on Saturday morning, a mini-summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on February 5, 2022- press photo
CAIRO- 5 February 2022: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi held, on Saturday morning, a mini-summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, discussing aa number of issues of mutual concerns regionally and internationally.
President Sisi is visiting Beijing for the participation in the the opening ceremony of the 24th Winter Olympics upon Chinese President’s invitation.
The two leaders touched on a number of regional and international issues of common interest, including the developments of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) file, the Palestinian cause and the crises in Libya, Syria and Yemen, Presidential Spokesperson Basam Rady said in a statement.
“They agreed on the importance of continuing coordination and consultation between the two countries at the bilateral level and within the framework of international organizations and forums, as well as strengthening mutual cooperation in the field of combating terrorism,” Rady said.
Both leaders discussed the bilateral relations, scientific research and technology transfer activities related to the pharmaceutical industries, the manufacture of Coronavirus vaccines, industrial technologies, communications, information technology, and electric cars, Rady continued.
President Sisi and the Chinese counterpart also tackled the ways to enhance trade exchange between the two countries, as well as reviewing joint projects in various fields, Rady added.
“The two presidents agreed on the importance of the role played by the Suez Canal Economic Zone in promoting China's "Belt and Road" initiative and supporting its achievement of the desired goals, especially through the Egyptian-Chinese zone for economic and trade cooperation,” Rady continued.
The Chinese President welcomed President Sisi, saying that his visit strengthens the distinguished bilateral relations between the two countries, said Rady in the statement.
The Chinese President also praised the positive development of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries at all levels, especially in the economic and trade fields, besides the strengthening communication and political consultation between the two countries regarding the regional and international issues, Rady added.
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi affirmed Egypt’s keenness to build on major outcomes of the regular meetings held between senior officials in Egypt and China to broaden horizons of coordination in many fields, especially development, economic and trade, and to attract more investments, Rady said.
Rady added that the Chinese have taken advantage of the promising investment opportunities currently available in Egypt in various sectors.