In a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, both leaders emphasized the importance of working together to bring stability to the Middle East, especially in light of the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict. The conflict, which began on October 7 with Hamas launching surprise attacks into Israel, has resulted in a significant loss of life and a dire humanitarian situation in Gaza.
President Xi expressed China’s support for a two-state solution, aiming to achieve peaceful coexistence between Palestine and Israel. Additionally, he reiterated China’s commitment to enhancing cooperation with Egypt in order to inject certainty and stability into the region and the world. China is also willing to collaborate with Egypt to safeguard international fairness, justice, and the common interests of developing countries.
Egypt has played a pivotal role in de-escalating the situation, and China appreciates its efforts. President Xi acknowledged Egypt’s crucial role in opening humanitarian corridors and expressed China’s support for sustainable passage of aid through the Rafah crossing. Both leaders emphasized the urgent need to prevent the conflict from further expanding and causing a severe humanitarian crisis. Ceasing fire and ending the war at the earliest opportunity were highlighted as top priorities.
The meeting between President Xi and Prime Minister Madbouli further solidified the warming relations between China and Egypt. Egypt is set to become an official member of the BRICS group of emerging economies, a move that China congratulated and believes will inject new impetus into BRICS cooperation. President Xi emphasized the strong friendship and mutual trust between China and Egypt, highlighting their partnership in development and prosperity.
President Xi acknowledged the profound and complex changes happening on the international and regional fronts, with the world experiencing rapid transformations unseen in a century. This underscores the urgency for collaboration and cooperation between China and Egypt to address the challenges and foster stability in the Middle East.