Sino-Egyptian strategic cooperation fruitful: Chinese ambassador

10:06, September 24, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Wu Chunhua hailed on Thursday the strategic cooperation between the two countries as fruitful, saying bilateral relations have reached new levels.

"Over the past three years, I have been very glad to see that Sino-Egyptian relations have made great progress," the outgoing Chinese ambassador told Chinese and Egyptian reporters.

The two sides have conducted many high-level visits and effective cooperation in international and regional affairs, said Wu, who is to complete his three-year work here.

"We can say that Sino-Egyptian strategic cooperation is very fruitful and bilateral relations have reached new levels," Wu said.

The volume of bilateral trade increased from 3 billion U.S. dollars in 2006 to 6.24 billion U.S. dollars in 2008, Wu said. By the end of last year, the Chinese investment in Egypt exceeded 500 million U.S. dollars.

The two countries have deepened cooperation in the fields of culture, education, science and technology, tourism and press, said the Chinese ambassador.

China has 20 colleges with Arabic classes, while Egypt has five colleges with Chinese classes, according to Wu. Chinese tourists to Egypt reached 90,000 in 2009.

To promote exchanges, the two countries held a number of film festivals, arts and heritage exhibitions and drama shows.

In November 2009, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visited Egypt and attended the opening ceremony of the Fourth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

The year 2009 also marked the 10th anniversary of the establishment of China-Egypt strategic cooperative ties. Egyptian People's Assembly Speaker Ahmed Sorour and some of the country's ministers visited China over the past three years.

Source: Xinhua


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Chinese Navy soldiers hold an evening party marking the upcoming 62nd National Day aboard Chinese Navy hospital ship "Peace Ark" in the Pacific on Sept. 28, 2011. The Chinese National Day falls on Oct. 1. (Xinhua/Zha Chunming)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 30, 2011 shows the crowd at the plaza of Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China. The railway transportation witnessed a travel peak with the approach of the seven-day National Day holidays on Friday. (Xinhua)
  • A man wearing high-heel shoes takes part in the 3rd annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an event when men literally walk in women's shoes to raise awareness about ending violence against women, at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Canada, Sept. 29, 2011. (Xinhua/Zou Zheng)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows a cargo ship in danger on the sea near Zhuhai City, south China's Guangdong Province. Cargo ship Fangzhou 6 of Qingzhou of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region lost control after water stormed into its cabin due to Typhoon Nesat on the sea near Zhuhai Thursday, leaving 12 crew members in danger. Rescuers rushed to the ship and saved them by using a helicopter. (Xinhua)
  • Actress Gong Li poses for L'Officiel Magazine. (Xinhua Photo)
  • Demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street campaign hold placards as they march in the financial district of New York September 29, 2011. After hundreds of protesters were denied access to some areas outside the New York Stock Exchange on September 17, demonstrators set up a rag-tag camp three blocks away. Zuccotti Park is a campground festooned with placards and anti-Wall Street slogans. The group is adding complaints of excessive police force against protesters and police treatment of ethnic minorities and Muslims to its grievances list, which includes bank bailouts, foreclosures and high unemployment. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
Hot Forum Discussion