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China, Egypt eye Belt and Road cooperation

Editor: zhangrui 丨Xinhua

04-25-2017 06:54 BJT

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ATHENS, April 24 (Xinhua) -- China and Egypt on Monday voiced their willingness to enhance cooperation under the framework of the Road and Belt Initiative.

 Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R, front) shakes hands with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry (L, front) during their meeting on the sidelines of the Ancient Civilization Forum in Athens, Greece, on April 24, 2017. (Xinhua/Lefteris Partsalis)

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R, front) shakes hands with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry (L, front) during their meeting on the sidelines of the Ancient Civilization Forum in Athens, Greece, on April 24, 2017. (Xinhua/Lefteris Partsalis)

The latest development came as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry on the sidelines of the Ancient Civilization Forum held in the Greek capital.

Wang said bilateral relations have maintained a sound momentum. Egypt, he said, is an important partner of China in the construction of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative.

Wang said the two sides could further dovetail their development and achieve mutual benefits and win-win.

He noted that China stands ready to maintain close coordination and communication with the Egyptian side in international affairs.

Shoukry, on his part, said his country's relationship with China is one of its priorities in the foreign policy. The two countries have close stances and good coordination in international affairs.

He said Egypt is willing to discuss new cooperation channels with China under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative.

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