Foreign Minister Wang Yi Holds Talks with Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy of Egypt

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On December 16, 2013, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with the visiting Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy in Beijing.

Wang Yi said that China and Egypt enjoy profound traditional friendship. China highly values the important status and role of Egypt as a major country in the region, and always sees Egypt as an important strategic partner. It is on the tiptoe of China's expectation that Egypt remains stable.

China respects the right for Egyptian people to independently choose the political system and development path, and supports Egypt for its efforts to maintain stability, to develop economy and to improve people's livelihood. China has recently lifted the travel warning for Luxor, Sharm el Sheikh and other Egyptian destinations. If ensured their safety, more Chinese tourists will go Egypt again. We also hope that the Egyptian side will provide necessary support and convenience to the Chinese people and Chinese enterprises in Egypt.

Wang Yi said, tomorrow I will visit the Middle East. As a sincere friend of the regional countries, we are committed to the proper settlement of regional hotspot issues. We do not want to see any more wars and conflicts. We hope the Arabian countries and the countries in the region will go for development as soon as possible and play a greater role in safeguarding the overall interests of the developing countries and in promoting the world peace and development. China is willing to further strengthen coordination and cooperation with Egypt in international and regional affairs.

Nabil Fahmy briefed the latest situation in Egypt. He thanked China for the long time political and economic support for Egypt. He expressed that Egypt values Egypt-China relationship with strategic perspective, and is willing to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation with China in various fields and in regional and international affairs. They as well exchanged views on Syria issue, Iran’s nuclear issue, Korean Peninsula situation and other topics.