According to the website of the Chinese Embassy in Egypt, on the evening of December 10, the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine provided by the United Arab Emirates to the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population arrived at Cairo International Airport.
Egyptian Minister of Health and Population, Khalai, and the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the United Arab Emirates in Egypt, held a handover ceremony at the airport. Liao Liqiang, the Chinese ambassador to Egypt, and Minister Xiao Junzheng were invited to attend. Fengqi Satellite TV reporters in Egypt and more than 30 Egyptian media reported on the event.
The arrival of the first batch of Chinese vaccines was a historic moment for Egypt, which became the first country on the African continent to obtain a coronavirus vaccine. The arrival of Chinese vaccines in Egypt marks a new height of friendly and cooperative relations between Egypt and China.
China’s vaccine is safe and has been finally approved by the Egyptian Ministry of Health on December 9. We have successfully conducted a clinical trial, and I am honored to participate in this trial myself.
In accordance with the guidance of the World Health Organization, we will give priority to vaccinating medical personnel and vulnerable groups against China.
Ambassador Liao said that in the face of the fierce epidemic, China and Egypt watched and helped each other, showing their courage, belief and determination to deal with major disasters.
President Xi Jinping and President Sisi personally directed and led the cooperation between the two countries in the fight against the epidemic and the resumption of work and production.
China will not forget that at the critical moment of the Chinese people’s anti-epidemic, President Sisi sent a letter of support and condolences to President Xi Jinping, sent Minister Hallai to visit China with anti-epidemic materials, and lit the five-star red flag in the form of a light show on the three major world cultural heritages of Egypt.
China has offered four batches of government anti-epidemic assistance to Egypt, which fully reflects the brotherhood between the two countries in common hardships. In June this year, President Xi Jinping and President Sisi attended the special summit on China-Africa solidarity and the fight against the epidemic. In July, the ninth ministerial meeting of the China-Arab Cooperation Forum adopted the Joint Statement of China and Arab Countries on Solidarity to Fight against COVID-19.
Today, the arrival of Chinese-made vaccines in Egypt is a vivid reflection of China’s cooperation with Egypt, China and Arab countries in the fight against the epidemic. It is also a new starting point for China, Egypt and China and China-Arab to further cooperate in the field of health care. As the Arabic proverb says, “Lone is fast, many people are far away.”
China is willing to work with Egypt and Afghanistan to jointly promote the construction of a China-Egyle and China-Arab health community. After the baptism of joining hands to fight against the epidemic, the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Egypt will certainly usher in a brighter future.
The event was broadcast live on the rolling broadcast of Nile State Television, National Echo Television and Special News Television. More than 50 articles were published in Pyramid, Republic, Egyptian Today and Seventh Daily, praising China for believing in its words and doing well.
Thank you for China’s vaccines arriving in Egypt, benefiting the Egyptian people and doing wrong.
The continent and the Arab world bring hope. Ambassador Liao’s overseas social media-related content such as Ambassador Liao’s Twitter has more than 300,000 views and more than 10,000 likes.
Egyptian netizens left a message on Ambassador Liao’s Twitter account, saying that “Truth is seen in adversity”. The great Chinese people have always stood with Egypt in the face of difficulties. This is a manifestation of true friends, “Long live the friendship between Egypt and China”.