President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, witnessed the signing of a number of cooperation agreements between the two countries during a meeting in Beijing on Saturday.
Al-Sisi arrived in Beijing on Saturday on a four-day visit during which he was received in an official welcoming ceremony at the People’s Palace in Beijing.
The cooperation agreements between both countries included the implementation of the electric train connecting the administrative capital in the new city of El-Alamein and other development projects.
The president is scheduled to hold important talks with senior Chinese officials and participate in the summit of the China-Africa Cooperation Forum which will be held on 3-4 September.
During a bilateral meeting with the Chinese president, Al-Sisi noted that the development of economic cooperation between the two countries is developing significantly, praising China’s support for development in Egypt and welcoming the exchange of visits between both countries.
The president noted the development of economic cooperation between the two countries significantly, praising China’s support for development in Egypt and welcoming the exchange of visits between the two countries.
The summit between both leaders will mark the 17th between the two countries since the first meeting between former president Gamal Abdel Nasser and the Chinese Premier Xu Enlai, during the period from 18 to 24 April 1955, on the sidelines of their participation in the Afro-Asian Conference in Bandung, Indonesia.
The first summit between Al-Sisi and Ping was held in December 2014, during Al-Sisi’s first visit to China after his election as president.
During the visit, Al-Sisi will hold a meeting with representatives from major Chinese companies to discuss aspects of joint cooperation and ways to increase their investments in Egypt. The president will also visit the Central Academy of the Communist Party of China, one of the most important educational institutions in China, responsible for training Chinese officials and leaders.