China and Egypt Announce Five-Year Plan for Strengthening their Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

The People’s Republic of China and the Arab Republic of Egypt have jointly issued a five-year plan aimed at strengthening their comprehensive strategic partnership. Launched in Cairo on 21 January 2016, the proposal sees the two sides agree to strengthen their co-operation within the framework of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, two key initiatives earlier announced by China.