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El-Sisi attends China-Arab cooperation forum in Beijing


Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi Visits China to Strengthen Ties

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi recently embarked on a state visit to China, where he will attend the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum. This visit comes after an invitation from Chinese President Xi Jinping and aims to bolster the already strong relations between the two countries.

The talks between El-Sisi and Xi, as well as other senior Chinese officials, will focus on deepening cooperation in various fields and exploring new opportunities for collaboration. The visit is particularly significant as it coincides with the 10th anniversary of Egypt and China elevating their relations to the level of a comprehensive strategic partnership.

Ahmed Fahmy, spokesman for Egypt’s presidency, highlighted that discussions will also cover regional and international issues of mutual interest. Of particular concern is the ongoing conflict in Gaza and efforts to restore stability in the region while striving to fulfill the aspirations of its people for peace, security, and development.

In addition to official meetings, El-Sisi is scheduled to engage with the heads of several major Chinese companies. These interactions are expected to focus on attracting more investment to Egypt, aligning with the country’s commitment to enhancing mechanisms for localizing industry and transferring technology. Egypt is keen on fostering partnerships with the private sector and encouraging foreign direct investment to drive economic growth.

One of the key events during El-Sisi’s visit is his participation in the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum on May 30. This forum will bring together Chinese President Xi Jinping, El-Sisi, and other Arab leaders to discuss various aspects of China-Arab relations and explore avenues for further collaboration.

Established in 2004, the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum serves as a platform for dialogue and cooperation between Arab nations and China. The forum aims to strengthen ties and facilitate exchanges in areas of mutual interest, including trade, investment, and cultural cooperation. The signing of the founding document at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo marked the beginning of a fruitful partnership between China and Arab countries.

As Egypt looks to expand its economic horizons and attract more foreign investment, the visit to China holds significant promise. By engaging with Chinese officials and business leaders, El-Sisi aims to explore new avenues for cooperation that will benefit both countries. The emphasis on technology transfer and industrial localization underscores Egypt’s commitment to fostering innovation and sustainable development.

Overall, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s visit to China underscores the importance of strong diplomatic ties and strategic partnerships in today’s interconnected world. By engaging in dialogue and collaboration with China and other Arab nations, Egypt aims to create a more prosperous and stable future for its people. As the discussions unfold in Beijing, the potential for enhanced cooperation and mutual benefit between Egypt and China shines brightly on the horizon.

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