On March 9, 2017, the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs received Mr. Song Aiguo, Chinese Ambassador to Cairo, to speak about “Egypt-China relations and prospects for the future.
The meeting was opened by Ambassador Mounir Zahran Chair of ECFA who welcomed the Chinese Ambassador, noting that, it was the first time that the Council received Mr. Song Aiguo, and stressed the historical ties between the two countries. Egypt was one of the first countries to recognize the Government of the People’s Republic of China in 1956. Ambassador Zahran referred to the visits that took place at the presidential level between the Egyptian and Chinese presidents in recent time.
On his part, the Chinese Ambassador began by thanking ECFA for inviting him.
Ambassador Aiguo underlined the important and distinguished relations between the two countries, adding that “Egypt is the pillar of stability and security in the Middle East.