Chinese delegation arrives in Cairo ahead of presidential visit
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi with Chinese president Xi Jinping - YOUM7

CAIRO: A Chinese delegation arrived Thursday to the Cairo Airport ahead a planned visit by Chinese president Xi Jinping to Egypt in April, according to Youm7.

The delegation is headed by Kuin Gang, the general director of the Chinese Foreign Ministry ceremonies and accompanied with number of officials from Beijing. An official source in the airport told Youm7 that all the needed facilities were guaranteed to the delegation to finish their work.

In December 2014 President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi made his first presidential visit to China.

A presidential statement released during that visit stated it would “usher in a new phase of relations between the two countries, as China has expressed an interest in promoting their relationship to the level of ‘strategic partnership’—a level China maintains with only a limited number of countries globally.”

During the visit, President Sisi held talks and signed a number of cooperation agreements with his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping, on bilateral economic and technical cooperation.

The history of modern bilateral relations between the two countries dates back to 1956, when Egypt became the first Arab and African country to recognize the communist government of the People’s Republic of China.

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