CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will visit China Sept. 3 to attend the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of World War II victory, said the Egyptian ambassador to Beijing Magdy Amer Friday during the embassy celebration of Egypt’s 1952 Revolution.
Sisi’s September visit will be his second to China; he paid Beijing a two-day visit in December to enhance the bilateral between both countries, particularly in the economic field.
The president’s visit is scheduled to last three days before the inauguration of the new Suez Canal, in which a number of world leaders and presidents have been invited to participate. China has announced its desire to establish number of investments in the new Suez Canal project and to manage economic zones between both sides.
Trade between Egypt and China amounted to $10.3 billion in 2013, of which $1.9 billion were Egyptian exports to China and $8.4 billion were imports from China, according to government figures.