President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi arrives in Beijing to attend The Belt and Road Initiative was launched by the Chinese government to enhance trade, investments, and infrastructure in than 150 countries in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.
CAIRO - 25 April 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi arrived Beijing early Thursday to attend the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRFIC), said Egyptian presidential spokesperson Bassam Radi in a statement.
In his meeting with Chinese Minister of Defense Wei Fenghe on March 26, President Sisi discussed the Chinese initiative, affirming that the Belt and Road Initiative is complementary to Egypt’s development efforts to attract more investments and build new megaprojects across the country, including the Suez Canal Corridor, logistic industrial zones, and new ports on the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
The Belt and Road Initiative was launched by the Chinese government to enhance trade, investments, and infrastructure in than 150 countries in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The initiative is a revival to what was known as “The Silk Road.”
The second edition of BRFIC is taking place on April 25 - 27, and attended by 37 heads of state, the United Nations secretary-general and the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). That is in addition to 5,000 from more than 150 countries, and 90 international organizations, reported CGTN.
The initiative was launched in 2013. Since then, BRI agreements were signed by 126 countries and 29 international organizations with China.
Additional reporting by Noha el-Tawil