Xi Jinping travels to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iran

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Xi travels to Middle East Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iran

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s trip to the Middle East will be a delicate balancing act. While tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran remain high, relationships with both countries are important to China’s interests.

Egypt is also a crucial focal point of Chinese diplomacy in the Arab world. President Xi’s visit there could result in some economic gains.

CCTV’s Yasser Hakim reports from Cairo.

Xi Jinping travels to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iran

Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to the Middle East will be a delicate balancing act. While tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran remain high, relationships with both countries are important to China's interests. Egypt is also a crucial focal point of Chinese diplomacy in the Arab world. The President's visit there could result in some economic gains. CCTV's Yasser Hakim reports from Cairo.