Media call Xi’s visit to Egypt historical
Egyptian media hailed on Tuesday President Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit to Cairo as a “historical” leap in the two nation’s comprehensive ties.
“The visit is completion of steps that both sides undertook on the road of cooperation at several levels, especially the strategic one,” said Essam al-Sebai, managing editor of staterun Akhbar newspaper.
The visit will shadow an old mutual heritage and strong history of cooperation and common interests, al-Sebai told Xinhua.
Cairo has attempted to develop balanced political and economic ties with many countries, especially those with which it has common interests, such as China, he said.
In the economic sphere, Egypt needs China’s experience, particularly in the IT industry, while China eyes new markets in Africa via Egypt, he said.
On the future of ties between the two countries, al-Sebai said good intentions are not enough.