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Egypt, China See Broad Prospects for Cooperation|
As he reviewed the long history of friendly exchanges between Egypt and China, the Ambassador traced to the remote years before the 6th century. During the Han (206 BC-220) and Tang (618-907) dynasties, the civilization of China was transmitted through the famous "Silk Road" into Europe and the world as a whole. What was most worthwhile for Egypt and China to take pride in was the fact that at the Bandung Conference in April 1955, the late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser and the late Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai participated in and initiated the 10 Principles based on the well-known Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence. On May 30, 1956 China and Egypt established diplomatic relations, Egypt was the first among Arab and African countries to recognize and establish diplomatic ties with China.
Dr. Galal, 58, was graduated from the Political Science and International Relationship Department of Cairo University, he is interested and accomplished in Chinese culture and China's foreign relationship. In 1998 he was appointed ambassador to China. While working in China, he has visited over 20 Chinese provinces and autonomous regions and many Chinese cities outside Beijing. He showed particular admiration and respect for Mao Zedong, founder of New China, and toured Shaoshan, the hometown of Mao Zedong. In order to get a deeper understanding of the origin of Chinese culture and history, he visited the Confucian residence...Through his visits to various parts of China, particularly visits to western regions in the process of implementing large-scale development, he deeply felt the far-sight and sagacity and wise decisions of the Chinese leaders. He predicted that a great industrial revitalization and economic tide will be sprouting and surging in various parts of China, China's development prospect knows no bounds.