Cairo University of Egypt on Monday hailed cooperation with Chinese universities in various fields.

Earlier in the day, Cairo University Council approved a memorandum of understanding with the Shanghai International Studies University (SISU).

“The memo with the SISU focuses on high education, exchange of faculty members, information, training as well as teaching the Chinese Language,” Media Adviser of the Cairo University, Fathy Abbas, said.

Abbas stressed that his university is keen to cooperate with more Chinese universities, stressing that Mohammed Othman, President of the University, travelled to China twice for this purpose.

“These memorandums will consolidate cooperation between universities in both countries,” he said, adding that the memorandum will be followed by comprehensive agreements.

Since the upgrading of relations between China and Egypt to a comprehensive strategic partnership in 2014, cultural and scientific exchange between both countries has been at its peak.

Both countries also hope to boost friendly ties through the Belt and Road Initiative, which has promoted deeper understanding between them.