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Egypt's Sisi meets with Chinese president at G20 Summit

Sisi arrived in Hangzhou on Saturday to participate as a guest at the 2016 G20 Summit upon the invitation of Chinese president and summit chairman Xi Jinping

Ahram Online , Sunday 4 Sep 2016
El-sisi in China
Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during the G20 Summit in Hangzhou (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Sunday in Hangzhou, where he is to attend the Group of 20 (G20) Summit, presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef said.

Xi Jinping expressed China's support of Egypt's efforts to "maintain stability and explore its own development path," the Xinhua news agency reported.

The presidents talked of strengthening cooperation between the two countries, Youssef said, adding that the Chinese president praised Egypt's development over the past two years, according to Egyptian state-run news agency MENA.

El-Sisi arrived on Saturday in China's Hangzhou for the G20 Summit, where Egypt is a guest of honour. El-Sisi will participate as a guest upon the invitation of Chinese president and summit chairman Xi Jinping.

Egypt and China have taken recent steps to increase cooperation and investment in a number of fields.

In January, Xi Jinping visited Egypt and signed a number of cooperation deals in the transportation, power generation and civil aviation sectors worth $15 billion.

El-Sisi arrived in China from India, where he held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, signed a maritime transportation agreement between Egypt and India, visited the tomb of Mahatma Gandhi and met with US Secretary of State John Kerry, who was also visiting at the time.

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