Visiting Chinese Special Envoy on African Affairs Liu Guijin and Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit met here on Monday, pledging to boost bilateral ties.
During their meeting, Liu said that this year marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the strategic cooperative relations between China and Egypt. China would like to make joint efforts with the Egyptian government to promote bilateral ties.
China appreciates Egypt's support to Chinese government's handling of the deadly riots in Urumqi, capital city of China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The separatists-inspired riots in Urumqi, which broke out on July 5, killed 197 people and injured more than 1,680 others. The Chinese government took immediate and decisive measures and quickly restored order in the city.
Abul Gheit said Egypt attaches great importance to Egypt-China relations and his country understands China's stance on the Urumqi riots.
On the same day, Liu also met with Amr Moussa, Secretary General of the Cairo-based Arab League (AL), and exchanged views on Sudan issue and the China-Arab relations.
Egypt is Liu's first stop in an African tour which will also take him to Morocco, Guinea, Congo and Niger.