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Egyptian-Chinese cooperation extends to education, space

Egyptian-Chinese cooperation is growing, most recently evidenced by an agreement to teach the Chinese language in Egyptian schools.
The Karnak Temple in Upper Egypt's ancient city of Luxor is pictured on March 1, 2020 with the Chinese flag in solidarity with the Chinese people amidst a world outbreak of COVID-19.

CAIRO — Egypt and China have recently been working together to increase cooperation in various fields. On May 17, the Egyptian Ministry of Education announced that starting in 2022, a number of Egyptian public schools will teach Chinese as an optional foreign language.

The announcement came during a virtual meeting between Egypt’s Education Minister Tarek Shawki and China’s ambassador to Egypt to discuss joint educational projects between the two countries.

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