Chinese delegation headed by CPPCC meets president Al-Sisi


A high-level Chinese delegation headed by Chairperson of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Wang Yang met with the Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Monday, a source at the Chinese embassy to Cairo told Daily News Egypt.

The 50 plus member-delegation is visiting Egypt from 10 to 12 November to discuss boosting cooperation between the two countries via meeting several senior officials including Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal, in addition to Chinese business community leaders, the source added.

In April 2019, Al-Sisi paid his sixth visit to China, proving the depth of relations between the two countries. The announcement came in 2014 showing elevating Egypt-China relations to the level of comprehensive strategic partnership which they agreed to implement through a five-year executive programme launched in 2016.

The Chinese delegation also visited Huawei headquarters at Smart Village on Monday morning, the source mentioned, adding that the president met with Huawei’s rotating chairperson Guo Ping and Huawei’s President of Huawei Hutchinson Global account and former CEO Huawei Egypt Terry Liu on 3 March 2018 where the president called on the company to promote its investments in the local market.

The president encouraged Huawei to continue sharing technology expertise with Egypt in order to develop the skills of Egyptian youth as they are one of the key engines for the nation’s progress, the source noted.

Responding to the president’s calls, Huawei launched an initiative through a comprehensive programme for developing the skills of the Egyptian youth and connecting them to the labour market in November, the source asserted.

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, a document received from Huawei company stated. “We are committed to bringing digital to every person, home, and organisation for a fully connected, intelligent world,” the statement added.

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