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Li Keqiang meets Egypt president

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-09-02 21:12

BEIJING - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday met with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, who is in Beijing for events marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Li said during the meeting that China and Egypt, which will celebrate 60 years of diplomatic ties next year, "share a profound friendship."

He said China will continue to support Egypt in its efforts to maintain stability, and that it is willing to deepen cooperation in the economy,trade, people-to-people and cultural exchanges.

China is also ready for closer coordination with Egypt on international and regional affairs, the premier added.

Li said the two countries have achieved much progress in industrial cooperation.

Al-Sisi said Egypt and China enjoy a close partnership with broad prospects for cooperation.

The president expressed appreciation for China's support to his country, saying Egypt is willing to cooperate more with China.

Egypt will take Chinese enterprises' investment as a priority in building the New Suez Canal economic development zone, he added.

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