World leaders and presidents pose for a photo at a dinner held by Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday, April 26, 2019- press photo World leaders and presidents pose for a photo at a dinner held by Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday, April 26, 2019- press photo

In Pics: Sisi meets with world leaders at formal dinner in Beijing

Fri, Apr. 26, 2019
CAIRO - 26 April 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met with a number of world leaders at a dinner banquet held by Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

President Sisi and Chinese Counterpart- press photo
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing- press photo


The Dinner banquet was held on the sidelines of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRFIC). The Belt and Road Initiative was launched by the Chinese government to enhance trade, investments, and infrastructure in more 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.”

Sisi speaks with President of the Swiss Confederation Ueli Maurer in Beijing- press photo
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi speaks with President of the Swiss Confederation Ueli Maurer in Beijing - press photo



During the dinner, President Sisi met with Portuguese counterpart Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and President of the Swiss Confederation Ueli Maurer, discussing a number of megaprojects in Egypt. He also tackled with them cooperation between the South Mediterranean countries and African states, besides issues of mutual concerns, particularly the ways of combating the illegal migration.

President Sisi and Portuguese counterpart Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa shake hands in Beijing- press photo
President Sisi and Portuguese counterpart Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa shake hands in Beijing- press photo


In his speech at the opening session at BRFIC, President Sisi called upon Chinese and member states of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to invest in the inter-African megaprojects of Cairo-Cape Town Road and VICMED (a trade shipping route starting from Lake Victoria in Central Africa to the Mediterranean Sea).
President Sisi, Chinese counterpart, and first lady of China pose for a photo
President Sisi, Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, and the First Lady of China pose for a photo at a formal dinner in Beijing- press photo


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CAIRO - 26 April 2019: In his speech at the opening session of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRFIC), President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi called upon Chinese and member states of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to invest in the inter-African megaprojects of Cairo-Cape Town Road and VICMED (a trade shipping route starting from Lake Victoria in Central Africa to the Mediterranean Sea).



 
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