On May 14, Mr. San Yuan, the Founder of Silk Road Cities Alliance (SRCA), visited the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt to meet with His Excellency Ambassador Mr. Osama Elmagdoub. The Executive Secretary General of SRCA Mr. Du Minghao, Cultural Counselor of the Egyptian Embassy Mr. Hussein Ibrahim, Head of the Consular Section of the Egyptian Embassy Mr. Khaled Atallah were present at the meeting. The two parties conducted an in-depth discussions on the exchanges and cooperation between Silk Road Cities Alliance and the Embassy.
Mr. San Yuan introduced the mission of SRCA and the major work, conducted in the areas of culture, health and professional services. He expressed willingness to conduct active communication with the Embassy and carry out joint cooperation with the Embassy in various fields. SRCA is looking forward to contributing to the friendship between China and Egypt, as well as promoting joint participation of the people of the two countries in the Belt and Road initiative.
Mr. San Yuan introduced the two large-scale cross-cultural exchange events by SRCA: Jiayuguan Silk Road Food Cultural Festival in June and Silk Road Young Dreams youth competition in August. He also invited the Egyptian Embassy in China to participate in the above activities to display the traditional Egyptian culture and tourism resources, and to promote Chinese-Egyptian friendship, youth exchanges, and regional cooperation between the two countries.
Ambassador Mr. Osama Elmagdoub thanked Mr. San Yuan for the introduction and congratulated SRCA on its successful work during recent years. He expressed appreciation for inviting the Embassy of Egypt in China to participate in cultural exchange activities and kindly reassured that the Embassy would attach great importance to recommending excellent exhibits and personnel; careful planning and conscientious organizing work will be conducted in order to achieve the expected participation effect.
The two parties also discussed other cultural cooperation projects and agreed that SRCA and the Embassy will maintain close communication and cooperation, they will jointly promote friendship and cultural exchanges between China and Egypt.