A momentous celebration unfolded recently at the Abdeen Palace in Cairo, where the Egypt-China Friendship Association commemorated its 65th founding anniversary. The event brought together a distinguished gathering of Egyptian and Chinese officials, diplomats, experts, businessmen, and esteemed guests.
The festivities illuminated the enduring ties between Egypt and China, both steeped in rich history and vibrant recent collaborations. Yang Wanming, the head of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), expressed the association’s commitment to fostering cultural exchange and mutual learning between the peoples of China and Egypt in the years to come.
Yang Wanming emphasized, “CPAFFC is eager to collaborate with the Egyptian side through the Egypt-China Friendship Association, particularly in implementing a youth exchange program within the framework of the BRICS mechanism. This initiative aims to empower young individuals to contribute to the shared development of China and Egypt.”
Chinese Ambassador to Egypt, Liao Liqiang, lauded the pivotal role played by the Egypt-China Friendship Association in cultivating and strengthening the bond between the two nations. Egypt’s Minister of Civil Aviation, Mohamed Abbas Helmy, acknowledged the solid foundation established by the ancient civilizations of Egypt and China, paving the way for the continuous development of bilateral relations across various fields.
Since its inception in 1958, the Egypt-China Friendship Association has played a vital role in advancing cooperation through diverse activities, including seminars, symposiums, and ceremonies.