China agreed on December 8 to extend $3 million in aid to Egypt, which will be earmarked for the financing of a tele-education project, reported the People’s Daily. An agreement to this effect was signed in Cairo by Ma Xiuhong, China’s deputy minister of foreign trade and economic cooperation, and Ahmed el-Darsh, the Egyptian minister of planning and international cooperation.
Under the terms of the deal, China will finance and provide remote teaching systems to Egypt, which will connect the 27 governorates in the country and promote the development of its education infrastructure.
This, reportedly, is the first hi-tech cooperation project between the two countries. El-Darsh said that the provision of remote teaching systems falls within a bilateral agreement on joint economic and technical cooperation signed during Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's visit to China in April 1999.
Speaking to the People’s Daily, Ma said that the volume of Chinese investment in Egypt totals $10 million, and includes 22 projects. — (Albawaba-MEBG)
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