This came during a meeting she had with Ni Yuefeng, secretary of Hebei, and the Chinese ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang.

The Chinese tourism market is one of the most important targets by the ministry, she said.

During the meeting, the two sides highlighted the importance of partnership between Egypt and China, and enhancing joint cooperation in the various fields, as China is considered a strategic partner of Egypt, and relations between them are witnessing great development in several fields, especially in tourism and antiquities.

Shalaby pointed to the close relations between the political leadership of the two countries, which reflects positively on the growth of trade, economic, political, cultural and tourism relations.