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Liu Yandong Meets with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt

On March 27, 2016 local time, Vice Premier Liu Yandong met with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt in Cairo, the capital of Egypt.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi asked Liu Yandong to convey his greetings to President Xi Jinping and expressed that President Xi Jinping's successful state visit to Egypt early this year has enhanced the bilateral strategic partnership and promoted bilateral exchanges and cooperation in all areas. Both sides should further strengthen mutual support in politics, expand mutually beneficial cooperation in economy and enhance communication and coordination in international and regional affairs. Egypt sees China as a preferred cooperative partner in major project cooperation such as infrastructure and energy, and hopes to step up to dovetail its development strategy with China's "Belt and Road" initiative. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stated that he treasures President Xi Jinping's invitation and will be very pleased to visit China to attend the G20 Hangzhou Summit this September.

Liu Yandong conveyed President Xi Jinping's greetings to Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and pointed out that President Xi Jinping expects Your Excellency Mr. President to visit China to attend the G20 Hangzhou Summit. Liu Yandong expressed that since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Egypt 60 years ago, the two countries have always rendered support, respect and trust to each other. At present the China-Egypt relations maintain a momentum of sound and rapid development. President Xi Jinping's successful visit to Egypt this January has charted the course for and injected new impetus to the development of bilateral relations. My visit to Egypt this time is aimed to implement the important consensus reached by the two heads of state and promote China-Egypt practical cooperation for new fruits. China stands ready to work with Egypt to maintain high-level exchanges, consolidate mutual trust and mutual assistance, step up cooperation in major projects, actively carry out exchanges and cooperation in fields such as education, science and technology, culture and public health, constantly broaden people-to-people and cultural exchanges as well as non-governmental exchanges, and further reinforce the public opinion foundation of China-Egypt friendship.

Liu Yandong briefed Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on China's current economic situation and matters regarding the "13th Five-Year Plan".

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