CAIRO, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi flew to Bahrain on Thursday on the first leg of a three-nation tour that also includes China and Uzbekistan, Sisi's office announced.
Sisi will hold talks with Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa and top Bahraini government officials about mutual ties and regional issues of mutual interest, presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.
After Bahrain, Sisi will fly to Beijing to participate in the summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) slated for Sept. 3-4.
During the visit in China, Sisi will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The two presidents are planned to sign a number of cooperation deals in a variety of industries, Rady said, adding that Sisi will also meet with top Chinese business executives to discuss boosting their investments in Egypt.
Sisi will end his trip in Uzbekistan's capital Tashkent, in what will be the first such visit by an Egyptian president, the presidency spokesman said.
The Egyptian president will discuss with Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev ways to bolster bilateral ties. A number of deals are also expected to be signed during the visit.