President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has said Egypt can serve as a gate to the Chinese exports to Africa.
His statements on Thursday came during a meeting with a Chinese delegation comprising representatives of state-run Xinhua news agency, China Central TV (CCTV), People's Daily and China Radio International (CRI).
The meeting comes within the framework of major Chinese media outlets' interest in the president's upcoming visit to China, slated for December 23, presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef said.
The meeting tackled the fields of cooperation which the two countries sought to promote and the aspects of bilateral relations.
It also took up ways through which Egypt could benefit from China's economic experience and cooperation at the level of the mega projects carried out by Egypt, the spokesman said.
During the meeting, Sisi stressed Egypt's keenness to establish balanced foreign policy which was open to the whole world.
He added that Egypt was looking forward to consolidating its relations with China, noting that the ties between the two countries were long-standing since decades.
Sisi stressed his country's support for the Chinese president's initiative to revive the Silk Road, pointing out that Egypt's readiness to back such positive plans seeking to achieve the interests of the peoples of those countries.
He also reaffirmed that Egypt was exerting strenuous efforts at all political, economic and social levels to restore its pioneering position in the world.
He listed some development projects which were being carried out, including the Suez Canal Corridor Development project.