Senior Chinese legislator Ji Bingxuan met with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on bilateral cooperation.
The vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) said China supports Egypt’s efforts to achieve stability and development and highly values Egypt’s key role in the Belt and Road Initiative.
“Chinese President Xi Jinping and Egyptian president have reached important consensuses on deepening the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries,” Ji said.
The Chinese senior official added that China’s NPC is willing to join Egypt’s House of Representatives to lift mutual political trust and enhance economic, cultural and people-to-people cooperation by providing legal support.
For his part, Sisi said “Egypt highly values the comprehensive strategic partnership with China and is keen on benefiting from China’s experience in governing the country and achieving developments in various domains.”
Moreover, Egypt is willing to conjoin its Suez Canal corridor development project with China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, Sisi said.
He also expressed his wish that Egypt’s House of Representatives and China’s NPC will continue to contribute to deepening bilateral relations and boosting cooperation in various fields.
Ji arrived in Cairo on Wednesday at the invitation of the House of Representatives of Egypt. During his three-day visit, Ji also met parliament speaker Ali Abdel Aal and members of the China-Egypt Parliamentary Friendship Chamber.