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Global Times Stresses Role of New Institutions in China-Egypt Relations

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. CC/DFID/Graham Carlow

The semi-official Chinese daily Global Times reviewed the prospects of China-Egyptian relations as Foreign Minister Wang Yi was arriving in Cairo for talks, and stressed the role of emerging “multilateral frameworks that include the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and BRICS.” President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi “expressed gratitude for China’s strong support for Egypt’s social and economic development, noting significant achievements in jointly building the Belt and Road Initiative.”

For his part, “Wang Yi stated that Egypt, as an Arab, African, Islamic, and developing major country, is congratulated on becoming a new member of BRICS,” Global Times wrote. The article cited Zhu Yongbiao, executive director of the Research Center for the Belt and Road at Lanzhou University, who told the Global Times that “the conversation will be carried out within the framework of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, as well as under the BRICS framework.… Wang’s visit seeks to implement the outcomes of the China-Africa Leaders’ Dialogue held in August 2023 in Johannesburg, South Africa, according to Zhu.”

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