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Egypt's president to visit China and Iran this month

Egypt's President Morsi is scheduled to meet with China's president late this month before he heads to Tehran, the first visit of an Egyptian leader to Iran in 30 years

Ahram Online, Sunday 19 Aug 2012
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Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi (Photo: Reuters)
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President Mohamed Morsi is to visit China 27 August for a three-day visit in which he will meet with Chinese President Hiu Jinato, as reported by the Egyptian president's official Facebook page.

The scheduled visit comes upon the invitation of the Chinese president. The two leaders plan to discuss crucial issues facing the Arab world, such as the Syrian situation and the Palestinian question.

The two presidents will also discuss ways of enhancing commercial exchange between their respective countries, in addition to increasing Chinese investment in Egypt.

Following his visit to China, Morsi will head — according to state news agency MENA — to Iran 30 August to attend a summit, making the first visit of an Egyptian president to Tehran for more than 30 years.

The two visits may mark changes in Egypt's foreign policy, given that both powerful countries have tense relations with the United States, to whom Egypt has been a loyal ally, especially under the rule of ousted president Hosni Mubarak.

 

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Sensible
28-08-2012 03:46pm
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wish Egyptian people well
China has experience in lifting people out of poverty. Hope China and Egypt can help each and learn from each other. Best wish to you all. No more guns from the USA.
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Ibrahim
20-08-2012 08:20pm
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Desalination Strategy
This message is directed to President Morsy and the Ministers of Irrigation and waters......Please include in your discussion, the construction of multiple water desalination plants on the Mediterranean and red seas. Freshwater will be the key for Egypt's success
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Ayman
20-08-2012 12:24pm
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Hope
I really hope it's not just another useless visit and wish there would be some positive outcomes.
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Charlie Mansfield
20-08-2012 08:45am
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Egypt and China -
The visit of President Morsi to China shortly, will see further low quality, cheap goods arriving in Egypt with the resulting closure of established, competing Egyptian business. We would expect to see fleets of Chinese fishing boats in The Mediterranean and Red Seas with fish stocks disappearing into the mouths of China's populace. This "may" achieve a minor revenue increase in fishing licences but what will happen is, fewer and higher priced fish for the Egyptian population. Egyptian gas will shortly follow along with other resources required to keep Egypt above water, not that there's a lot of that these days! It may be thought that the writer is anti Chinese. Not a bit of it, just anti Chinese Government! Be careful what you sign Mr Morsi!
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pahlan
20-08-2012 07:44am
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Egypt's president to visit China and Iran this month
Egypt needs to have lots of economic ties; it cannot be partisan. It must accept whoever wants to invest in Egypt.
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RICHARD CASTILLO
20-08-2012 05:07am
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JESUS WILL BLESSED TO HIM
JESUS WILL BLESSED TO MOHAMED MORSI CHANGE TO WORLD BETTER.
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