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    Egyptian president attends China-Africa COVID-19 summit
    Sarah Mukabana -
    5 hours ago

    Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday attended the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19, the Egyptian presidency has said in a statement.

    The summit, which was held via video link, was attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping and a number of African leaders.

    Sisi said that holding the summit “asserts the political will to advance African-Chinese relations, as well as Africa’s determination to continue effectively easing the repercussions of the pandemic in cooperation with an international partner like China,” according to the statement.

    The Egyptian president emphasized that the China-Africa summit on COVID-19 was held in the name of political solidarity and the pursuit of achieving the mutual interests of the two sides.

    Sisi also hailed “the model presented by the Chinese side in containing the pandemic,” stressing the importance of learning from the lessons and experiences of the countries that have gone a long way in limiting the spread of COVID-19...