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Egypt expresses desire to join CPEC

Islamabad [Pakistan]: In a meeting with National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Egyptian Ambassador to Pakistan Sherif Shaheen has expressed the country’s desire to join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

According to a press release, the Egyptian envoy called on the Speaker at the Parliament House on Thursday, reports the Dawn.

Talking to the media after the meeting, Sadiq said that Egypt’s participation in CPEC would assign substantive meanings to the “transcontinental game-changer” project by connecting the economic corridor to Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

Welcoming Egypt’s proposal to join CPEC, the Speaker said it would open a new channel of unhindered flow of trade between Africa and China. (ANI)