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Lieutenant General Osama Rabie meets with the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Regional Security Affairs

Lieutenant General Osama Rabei, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, received today, Wednesday, Mira Resnik, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Regional Security Affairs in the Office of Political and Military Affairs, during her first official visit to the Suez Canal, at the Guidance Building in Ismailia.

At the beginning of the meeting, Lieutenant General Osama Rabie expressed his pride in this visit, which reflects the extended joint cooperation relations between Egypt and the United States of America, of which the Suez Canal is one of its main pillars based on its vital role in serving the global trade movement and the stability and sustainability of global supply chains.

The Chairman of the Authority stressed the great interest that the Egyptian state attaches to the Suez Canal development projects, recognizing the strategic importance of the Suez Canal in the maritime and international community. trans.

The head of the authority indicated that the maritime safety and security system for transiting ships has been completed through the accumulated experience that the authority possesses in the field of marine guidance, navigational services and rescue.

For her part, Ms. Mira Resink, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Regional Security Affairs in the Office of Political and Military Affairs, expressed her appreciation for this visit, which allowed her to get acquainted closely with the nature of work in the Suez Canal, the navigational facility, appreciating the efforts made by the Suez Canal Authority to develop the canal’s navigational course. And ensuring the safe passage of ships of all kinds.

The US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Regional Security Affairs in the Office of Political and Military Affairs praised the efficiency of the Suez Canal in managing the crisis of the delinquency of the giant container ship EVER Given, stressing that this accident proved to the whole world the importance of the canal and its ability to deal with emergency situations and various challenges, so that it became a house of expertise. It can be resorted to in the event of emergency situations in the international maritime community.

At the end of the meeting, Lieutenant General Osama Rabie gave a souvenir to Mrs. Mira Resnik, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Regional Security Affairs in the Office of Political and Military Affairs.

The visit included a sea tour of the new Suez Canal to get acquainted with the size of the achievement on the ground.

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