Participation of ECFA Chairman, Ambassador Mohamed El-Orabi, in a symposium entitled “Dialogue between the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids”
On June 4, 2023, Ambassador Mohamed El-Orabi, ECFA Chairman, participated in a symposium entitled “Dialogue between the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids,” at the St. Regis Hotel, on the sidelines of the visit of the Communist Party of China delegation headed by Mr. Qu Qingshan, Member of the CPC Central Committee and president of the Institute of Party History and Literature of the CPC Central Committee. ECFA Chairman extended his gratitude to Mr. Qingshan, his accompanying delegation, and to Mr. Liao Liqiang, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Cairo, affirming that this visit adds more vitality and further momentum to the strong relations binding Egypt and China for thousands of years.
El-Orabi also expressed his deep satisfaction with the internal and external policies of the Communist Party of China, and its positions on many issues of a regional and international nature, as well as its valuable initiatives, especially what was announced by His Excellency President Xi Jinping, over the last decade, and also over the decades that preceded that. He indicated in this regard that Egypt has joined and interacted with many of these initiatives, which reflects the similar and sometimes identical Egypt and China positions. Egypt also joined the Forum on China–Africa Cooperation in 2000, and even co-chaired that forum alongside China in 2006 for a few years. Egypt welcomed the establishment of the China–Arab States Cooperation Forum, which was launched in Cairo, the headquarters of the League of Arab States, in 2004. Egypt became a member of the Belt and Road Initiative, immediately after its launch by President Xi Jinping.
In fact, China’s standpoints in supporting these and other initiatives, which emanate from the CPC and its prominent leaders, are the same as Egypt’s standpoints. The two countries always seek to maintain and enhance internal, regional and international stability, since it is the pillar of development, and a basic condition for achieving the well-being society that peoples aspire to. Among the important Chinese initiatives are: the Global Security Initiative launched by the Chinese President at the Boao Forum for Asia in April 2022, which is based on six principles supported by Egypt; The Global Development Initiative put forward by President Xi Jinping to strengthen international cooperation on development at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2020, which then gained the support of more than a hundred states, including Egypt, and more than twenty international organizations. This is in addition to President Xi Jinping’s Global Civilization Initiative launched during the high-level meeting of the Communist Party of China’s dialogue with global political parties in March 2023, which upholds the values of peace, development, democratic justice, freedom, and equity for all peoples of the world.
Moreover, there is also the “Chinese Modernization and the World” initiative, which was launched by State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang in April 2023. Modernization is considered an inevitable option for the development process in China, which has lasted for a hundred years, and its steps have accelerated since the 18th CPC National Congress, especially under the leadership of its Central Committee. There is no doubt that this initiative, which reflects the Chinese experience throughout the twentieth century until present, is an inspiring initiative for all our developing countries and economies, including Egypt, which has benefited from the accumulation of Chinese experiences and expertise in shaping the features of our national plans to achieve sustainable development.