Wang Yang, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), speaks at the opening session of the CPPCC at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 3, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee
CAIRO – 10 November 2019: A high-level Chinese delegation, led by Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Wang Yang, will start a three-day visit to Cairo on Sunday, media advisor of the Chinese embassy in Cairo said.
The CPPCC is one of China's major institutions responsible for monitoring the implementation of laws and regulations in China, and following up on policies, and political, economic, cultural, and social national policies, presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said.
The delegation will discuss ways to enhance cooperation between Egypt and China in all fields, the advisor said, according to media reports.
The talks will focus on comprehensive strategic partnership and cooperation in various fields, within the framework of the "Belt and Road" initiative, the advisor said, adding that this visit was an opportunity to discuss the exchange of civilizations and cultures between the Egyptian and Chinese peoples.
He pointed out that Yang's visit to Egypt comes at the invitation of Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal.
The Chinese initiative, “Belt and Road”, which aims to boosting trade, investments, and infrastructure in over 150 countries in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The initiative is a revival to what was known as “The Silk Road.”
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in June called for activating cooperation between China and African countries, particularly in the infrastructure sector, during the African-Chinese mini summit on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan.
Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi meets with Wang Yang, chairman of the CPPCC - Press photo
Sisi met in April with Yang and a member of the Standing Committee of the Central Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China.
During the meeting, Yang referred to the historical and extended friendship between Egypt and China and between their peoples. He also stressed his country's keenness to develop bilateral cooperation with Egypt at various levels, especially as the North African country is witnessing a developmental and economic renaissance, presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said.