Sun, 24 Sep 2023 - 02:33 GMT
Sun, 24 Sep 2023 - 02:33 GMT
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received a high-level Chinese delegation, headed by Mr. Li Xi, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee
CAIRO – 24 September 2023: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received a high-level Chinese delegation, headed by Mr. Li Xi, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Sunday, said Egyptian Presidential Spokesperson Ahmed Fahmy in a statement.
The meeting was attended by Speaker of Egypt’s Senate, Counselor Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Razek, and the Chinese ambassador to Egypt, Fahmy said, noting that Li Xi conveyed the greetings and appreciation of Chinese President Xi Jinping to President El-Sisi, which the president reciprocated by confirming his sincere greetings and good wishes to the Chinese president.
The two sides valued the historical friendship between Egypt and China at the official, parliamentary and popular levels, and affirmed their mutual keenness to continue developing bilateral cooperation, in light of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two friendly countries, Fahmy added.
The Chinese official expressed his country’s positive view with regard to the remarkable development Egypt has been witnessing over the past years, which aims to build the state’s capacity and renaissance.
He highlighted efforts toward the development of the Suez Canal Axis, which reflects the unparalleled strategic location of Egypt between the East and the West, as well as the steady improvement in the investment climate.
The Chinese official confirmed that Egypt’s development vision aligns with China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
President El-Sisi lauded China’s outstanding development experience, underscoring the numerus opportunities available to achieve the two countries’ mutual benefit.
The two sides reviewed efforts to cultivate closer cooperation in a multitude of fields, including trade, the localization of the industry, technology transfer, energy, as well as tourism and international climate action.
Both sides also exchanged views on ways to maintain international peace and security. The Chinese side outlined its vision in this regard.
President El-Sisi confirmed Egypt’s commitment to positively contribute to addressing the current challenges facing the international community, and to enhancing international collective action to maintain peace and stability and move on the path of reforming the global financial governance system.
The meeting also reviewed developments in the Middle East. The Chinese delegation expressed appreciation for Egypt’s active role in restoring and solidifying stability and development in the region, both through combating terrorism and achieving a political settlement to the various crises in the region.