Chinese foreign minister to visit Egypt, Tunisia this week: Ministry

AFP , Thursday 11 Jan 2024

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi will this week visit Egypt and Tunisia, Beijing said Thursday, as part of a four-country Africa tour before he heads to Brazil and Jamaica.

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivers his opening keynote address for a seminar on International Situation and China s Diplomacy held at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024. AP

 

"Wang Yi will visit Egypt, Tunisia, Togo and Cote d'Ivoire... from January 13 to 18," foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said.

He would also visit "Brazil and Jamaica... from January 18 to 22", Mao said.

Wang's visit to Egypt will follow that of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is set to meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo for more talks aimed at containing Israel's waron Gaza.

China has historically been sympathetic to the Palestinian cause and supportive of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for an "international peace conference" to resolve the fighting.

Wang's overseas travel will coincide with another trip abroad by a top Chinese official, Premier Li Qiang, this week.

 

 

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