A six-man Egyptian delegation headed by Mr Mahmoud Riad, personal representative and foreign affairs adviser to President Anwar Sadat concluded a week-long official visit to Peking on Monday (March 27) after talks described by both sides as important, wide ranging and highly beneficial for Sino-Egyptian relations.
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Background: A six-man Egyptian delegation headed by Mr Mahmoud Riad, personal representative and foreign affairs adviser to President Anwar Sadat concluded a week-long official visit to Peking on Monday (March 27) after talks described by both sides as important, wide ranging and highly beneficial for Sino-Egyptian relations.
Before leaving Cairo on March 22, Mr Riad said he was carrying a written message from President Sadat to Premier Chou En-lai -- adding that his talks would deal with bilateral affairs and the Middle East crisis in particular.
Mr Chi Peng-fei, the Peking Foreign Affairs Minister, described the visit as a contribution to a "new development" in mutual relations between the two countries.
SYNOPSIS: From Egypt -- a six-man delegation...arriving in Peking for a week-long official visit to discuss mutual affairs and the Middle East crisis.
The delegation was led by Mr Mahmoud Riad, the personal representative and foreign affairs adviser to Egypt's President Anwar Sadat. The group was welcomed by leading officials -- including Mr Chi Peng-fei, the Peking Government's Foreign Affairs Minister. It was a traditionally enthusiastic welcome.
The recent visit was described by Mr. Chi as a "new development" in mutual relations and cooperation between the two countries. And Mr Riad said the talks, believed to have included economic as well as political matters, -- would yield important results. But he gave no other details. At a banquet given by Mr Riad later in the week, Mr Chi underlined his government's support to the Arab People's liberation struggle The Chinese Government, he said, resolutely supported its Egyptian counterpart in its struggle to recover occupied Arab territories.
Chou En-lai, the premier of the State Council, had two meetings with the Egyptian delegation -- and then paid a surprise visit to the banquet. At an earlier banquet, Vice-Premier Li Hsiennien attacked King Hussein's proposal to weld both banks of the Jordan into a United Arab Kingdom. He said it was a "plot" to split the unity of Palestinian and Arab people.
Vice-Premier Li also reiterated his government's opposition to what he called the aggression, subversion, control and interference of the super-powers in Arab countries. The Sino-Egyptian talks came just two weeks after the two countries signed a trade agreement worth thirty-four million pounds.