China's Wen to visit Egypt, attend China-Africa forum

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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will pay an official visit to Egypt from Nov. 6-7, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu announced Tuesday.

Wen will also 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 Nov.8, Ma told a regular press briefing.

During his stay in Egypt, Wen will meet Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and hold talks with Prime Minister Nazef, Ma said.

The ministerial meeting would be an important gathering after the Beijing Summit of the FOCAC in November 2006.

The meeting will review how the consensus of the Beijing Summit has been implemented. It will also adopt a Sharm el-Sheikh 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 will lead a delegation to attend the meeting.

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