Chinese premier arrives in Egypt for official visit, FOCAC meeting

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Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif(L) and visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao review an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony in Cairo, capital of Egypt, Nov. 6, 2009. [Xinhua/Yao Dawei]


Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrived in Cairo Friday, starting a two-day official visit to Egypt preceding a top-level review of action to build China-Africa cooperation.

Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazef received Wen at the airport.

During his visit, Wen is scheduled to meet with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and hold talks with Nazef. He will also meet with Arab League chief Amr Mussa, and deliver a speech at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo.

This is Wen's second official visit to Egypt. The first was in 2006, which marked the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomaticties between China and Egypt.

After his official visit to Egypt, Wen will attend the opening ceremony of the fourth ministerial meeting of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Sunday.

Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is greeted during a welcoming ceremony in Cairo, capital of Egypt, Nov. 6, 2009. [Xinhua/Li Tao]


Wen will also hold bilateral meetings with leaders of FOCAC member countries at Sharm el-Sheikh.

The FOCAC meeting, an important gathering after the Beijing Summit of the forum in November 2006, will review how the consensus of the Beijing Summit has been implemented.

It is also expected to adopt a declaration and an action plan for 2010-2012 to chart the path for further China-Africa cooperation.

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and Commerce Minister Chen Deming, as well as other senior officials, are accompanying Wen.

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