(Xinhua) -- The Chinese Cultural Day held here on
Tuesday in Cairo reflects more bilateral cultural interaction
and stronger ties, a Chinese official said.
Organized by the Egyptian Syndicate of
Journalists in cooperation with the Chinese Cultural
Center in Cairo, the event featured a number of Chinese
cultural activities including the “Beautiful China”
photo gallery, stage performances of martial arts as
well as a documentary film on China’s eastern city of
Hangzhou that hosted the G20 Summit earlier in
“Many cultural activities have been
held to mark the Chinese-Egyptian cultural year,”
said Chen Dongyun, cultural counsellor of the
Chinese Embassy in Cairo, stressing the momentum
will continue even after the cultural year.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his
Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi agreed during
the latter’s visit to Beijing in late 2014 to mark 2016
as the Chinese-Egyptian cultural year and they both
witnessed its launching ceremony in Luxor during Xi’s
visit to Egypt in January.
A symposium has also been held during
the Chinese Cultural Day to discuss the results of the
G20 summit with Egypt’s participation as a guest of
honor at the invitation of the Chinese president.
(Xinhua) -- A woman views a photo
exhibition during the Chinese Cultural Day in Cairo,
Egypt, Sept. 20, 2016. Organized by the Egyptian
Syndicate of Journalists in cooperation with the Chinese
Cultural Center in Cairo, the event featured a number of
Chinese cultural activities.
XINHUA PHOTO: MENG TAO
“President Sisi’s participation in the
summit will have a great positive effect on the
Chinese-Egyptian relations in political, economic, cultural
and technological fields,” Chen said.
Adel Sabry, chief of an Egyptian news
website, highlighted the “historical cultural interaction”
between China and the Arab world in general and Egypt in
“This cultural interaction greatly
enhances economic and political cooperation in favor of the
peoples of both countries,” said Sabry.
He also stressed Egypt’s strategic
location as a key African and Arab portal for China’s Belt and
Launched by President Xi in 2013, the
main idea of the initiative is to revive ancient land and
maritime trade routes to link China with over 60 countries in
Asia, Africa and Europe through the Silk Road Economic Belt and
the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road.