Chinese, Egyptian Companies Sign Contract On Publishing, Translation

CAIRO, Egypt� China’s Xinhua Winshare Publishing and Media Company and Egypt’s Dar Al-Shorouk Publishing House Group, signed a protocol and a cooperation contract in the field of publishing and translation, at the headquarters of the Chinese Cultural Centre in Cairo.

Signing this protocol is a very necessary step to boost cultural relations between Egypt and China, Chairman of the General Egyptian Book Organisation, Haitham Al-Haj Ali, said, during the ceremony.

He pointed out that Egypt’s Writers’ Association has issued a collection of Chinese books, especially children’s books, and also agreed on a project to market Arabic books electronically in China.

Former Egyptian cultural adviser to China, Hussein Ibrahim, said, the signing of the cooperation protocol opens new horizons for cooperation between the Egyptian and Chinese peoples.

He hoped that this agreement will be the beginning of a new cultural project that will convey Chinese culture to the Egyptians and Egyptian culture to China.

For his part, General Manager of Dar Al-Shorouk Group, Ahmed Bedair, said, his publishing house is interested in opening up to cultures, especially those that are similar to the Egyptian civilisation.

This project is a step that reflects our interest in Chinese culture, and we hope it will not be the last one, he said during the signing ceremony, adding that Dar Al-Shorouk was founded 50 years ago and has translated works into dozens of languages, including Chinese.

Meanwhile, President of Xinua Winshare Publishing and Media, He Zhiyong, expressed his pleasure to sign an agreement with Dar Al-Shorouk Group which will further enhance cooperation between Chinese and Egyptian publishing houses.

He said that Xinhua is one of the leading publishing groups in China, noting it owns 10 publishing houses.

He explained that his company has started to expand outside China, adding that, the number of books exported abroad went beyond 100,000.

This helps deepen cultural communication between China and the world, he said.