File photo: China's President Xi Jinping and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi stand near the Chinese People's Liberation Army honour guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Reuters
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi extended his congratulations to Chinese President Xi Jinping on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
“It is my pride to extend to you, and through you, the friendly Chinese people, my congratulations on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China,” El-Sisi said in a message addressed to his Chinese counterpart, who is also the CPC’s secretary-general.
The Communist Party, El-Sisi added, has successfully led China to achieve national independence and lay the ground base for modern China and managed to achieve the “Chinese economic miracle” that put the East Asian country alongside developed nations.
“The Chinese experiment has become a success story that many are striving to study and benefit from,” he noted.
President El-Sisi vowed to promote Egyptian-Chinese ties towards “broader” prospects, calling for exerting all efforts to exchange experiences and successful experiments.
“The coronavirus pandemic has proven that cooperation between countries and the ability to achieve integration and harmony at various levels are important factors to ensure the stability and safety of the international community,” he assured.
El-Sisi also praised the “positive” role made by the Chinese government to support Egyptian capabilities to confront the ramifications of the pandemic.
The Egyptian president said the first National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 1921 corresponded to the Egyptian revolution on 23 July 1952.
The 1952 Revolution “laid the foundations for the directions of the modern Egyptian state and the elimination of colonialism in Egypt, and supported all liberation movements in the African continent,” El-Sisi pointed out.
Egypt was the first Arab, African, and Middle Eastern country to recognise the People’s Republic of China and the achievements of the Chinese Communist Party and established diplomatic relations with it, he added.
“On the 30th of May this year, sixty-five years of relations between our two countries will have passed,” he concluded.