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Egypt's new parliamentary speaker welcomed by China

( Updated: 2016-01-12 21:31

China welcomes the election of a new speaker of the Egyptian parliament, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Tuesday.

Egypt's new parliament convened for the first time and elected Ali Abdel-Al as its speaker on Sunday.

"China welcomes and congratulates the establishment of the new Egyptian parliament and the election of a new speaker in its first plenary session, which is an indication of a smooth conclusion of Egypt's political transition," said Hong.

China, which enjoys "traditional friendship" with Egypt, supports the latter's exploration of a development path that suits its national conditions and its efforts to maintain stability, develop economy and improve people's lives, said Hong.

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