Participation of Ambassador Dr. Ezzat Saad, ECFA Director, in the press conference of the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China on Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan
(Marriott Al-Ahram Hotel – August 11, 2022)
On August 11, 2022, Ambassador Dr. Ezzat Saad, ECFA Director, participated in the press conference of the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China on the visit of Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan on August 2, 2022. He expressed his gratitude to the Ambassador for the kind invitation, adding some key points in connection with the crisis which arose due to that unjustified visit:
1- There is agreement that the visit was not justified at all, and it is believed that many Western analysts agree with this vision, and some of them described the visit as “ridiculous” or “stupid”, and that her statements about providing support for the freedom and independence of Taiwan represent a flagrant violation and a direct affront to the principles of the U.S. “One China” policy enshrined in the Shanghai Communiqué of 1972.
2- The Egyptian position – official and media – was clear and supportive of China’s position based on facts, history and rules of international law.
3- The U.S. foreign policy towards China since the Trump administration lacks wisdom and logic and is characterized by recklessness. It is also based on false assumptions that are not in the interest of the world, especially developing countries, including Egypt, which considers it to be in their interest that the U.S. and China have good and calm relations.
Although the presidents of the two countries have spoken to each other five times so far, the best that the two countries have managed to reach in the past few years, which is the so-called “phase one” trade deal, has failed to reduce the trade deficit of the United States, which is the losing party anyways, which makes it adhere to the pursuit of “endless confrontations” with China, in the words of Kissinger.
4- Accordingly, it is hoped that the two countries will find a way out of the crisis, and thus resume communication between them. China has the right to take whatever measures and actions it sees to assert its sovereignty over Taiwan, including suspending military and security talks with Washington, as well as suspending cooperation with the United States on combating drugs regarding illegal immigration and the maritime safety mechanism.