Statement of The Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs (ECFA) On The International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear WeaponsSeptember 26, 2020
Consultative session on “Dimensions of Egypt’s regional role and the related challenges in light of the changing regional and international environment”October 7, 2020
At the invitation of the Chinese Embassy in Cairo, Ambassador Dr. Ezzat Saad – ECFA Director, participated at the Embassy’s celebration of the 71st anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, on September 28, 2020, in which a number of senior Egyptian officials participated in a virtual symposium.
The Chinese ambassador delivered an opening speech at the symposium in which he presented the following:
His country’s economic achievements and efforts to contain and control the Covid-19 pandemic and then engage in humanitarian and medical assistance operations with more than 150 countries all over the world.
He spoke at length about the role of the Communist Party of China in managing the crisis since the beginning in the framework of its development role in the country, and its adherence to holding a session of the Chinese National People’s Congress last July with the participation of about 3000 members from various regions of the country.
He addressed what he called the lessons learned from the crisis, noting that China’s vision of the governance system is fully consistent with the requirements of confronting this crisis that affected all countries of the world and required multilateral international cooperation and a free flow of goods and services, which China affirms within the framework of the concept of Chinese President Xi Jinping about building a community of a shared future or mankind, which is based on five pillars.
The ambassador presented the support provided by China to Egypt in connection with the pandemic, noting that it exceeded 100 million pounds from private sector institutions only. He also addressed the ongoing cooperation between the two countries in the field of developing a Covid-19 vaccine.
The ambassador concluded his speech by noting that they are working on making China-Egypt relations a model for other countries in the region to follow.
Minister of Health and Population, Dr. Hala Zayed, representing the Egyptian government, delivered a speech (in English) in which she presented the mutual assistance between the two countries since the outbreak of the epidemic till present, noting in this regard the continuation of close cooperation between the two countries in the fields of public health and vaccine development under the directives of President Al-Sisi.
Assistant Foreign Minister for Protocol Affairs, Ambassador Hatem Tageldin, delivered a speech on behalf of the Foreign Minister, in which he congratulated the Chinese side on the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and presented the positive aspects and developments witnessed in the relations between the two countries in recent years.
First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Mahmoud Al-Sharif delivered a speech on behalf of the Egyptian Parliament in which he praised the close relations between the two countries and the parliamentary exchange with the Chinese National People’s Congress and keenness on continuing it.