On June 8th, 2015, "One Belt and One Road" China - Egypt Business Dialogue, co-hosted by China Economic Cooperation Center(CECC), Egypt General Authority for Investment and Free Zones, and Egypt Businessmen’s Association(EBA), was held in Cairo. CECC president Hu Yanxin, Economic and Business minister counsellor Han Bing of Chinese Embassy in Egypt, Chairman Hassan Fahmy of Egypt General Authority for Investment and Free Zones, Chairman Ahmed Munir of China Committee of EBA, and more than 120 delegates from the governments, business sectors, think tanks and media of China and Egypt joined the dialogue.
Delegates discussed "’One Belt and One Road’ initiative to create new opportunities for trade and economic cooperation between China and Egypt", " Opportunities and Challenges of Sino-Egyptian Trade and Investment Cooperation " and other topics. Business leaders from two sides also talked about specific trade and economic cooperation projects in fields of power equipment, petrochemical engineering, new construction, clean energy, trade investment, tourism development and so on. A number of cooperation agreements and memoranda have been signed during the dialogue.
CECC working group was on a visit to Egypt from June 6th to 12th. During its stay in Cairo, the working group also met with Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Song Aiguo, and had an informal discussion with the economic and business office of Chinese Embassy and representatives from Chinese enterprises in Egypt. In addition, the working group met with Chairman Hassan Fahmi of Egypt General Authority for Investment and Free Zones during the visit.