Egypt: Chinese Vice FM in Cairo to prepare Xi Jinping’s January visit
Chinese vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming arrived in the Egyptian capital Monday for an official visit seen as ground work for January visit by Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
The Chinese diplomat who joined Cairo via Abu Dhabi will have a four-day work with Egyptian authorities.
Ming’s official visit is seen as ground clearing trip to prepare Chinese President Xi Jinping’s who is expected in the Egyptian later this month.
Prior to his visit low-level talks between officials of both countries have taken place.
Egypt’s Housing Minister Mostafa Madbouly Sunday signed Sunday several memoranda of understanding with Chinese partners to participate in developing the New Administrative Capital, local media say.
Local media also pointed out that thirteen Chinese businessmen arrived in Cairo on December 25 on business trip to discuss local airplane manufacturing with Egyptian officials and investors.
President al-Sissi since ascending to power in 2014, visited China two times: in September 2015 and December 2014.