July 9, 2019
Mohab Mameesh, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and Head of the Economic Zone, received today Kassim Majaliwa, Prime Minister of Tanzania, accompanied by Yavet Kasunga, Minister of Agriculture of Tanzania.
Deputy Head of the Suez Canal Authority, Osama Rabea, Ambassador of Tanzania in Cairo, Issa Nassour, and a number of official leaders of the Authority and the Ministry of Agriculture attended the visit. The meeting was held at the Simulation and Maritime Training Center of the Authority in Ismailia.
In his speech, Admiral Mohab Mameesh welcomed the Tanzanian delegation. He expressed his appreciation for the official and popular partnership and friendship between the two countries. Mameesh added that he would be looking forward to strengthening cooperation in all fields and providing new opportunities for enhancing experiences and training specialized technical cadres.
Mameesh assured that Egypt is once more regaining its historic role in the African Continent, thanking President Al-Sisi for his efforts. Egypt’s presidency of the African Union will definitely achieve integration among African countries, as stated by Mameesh.
Mameesh explained that the new project of the Suez Canal would not have become reality without President Al-Sisi’s support. The Egyptian people also cooperated together providing the essential funding for the project. It was similar to an Egyptian epic, an ideal example of the Egyptians’ ability to face challenges and bring about great achievements.
Mameesh stressed that Egypt is keen on taking advantage of the uniqueness of the Suez Canal’s location. The surrounding area can be transformed into a logistic and industrial center based on the added value concept and logistic distribution in order to serve the global trade movement.
As for the Tanzanian Prime Minister, Kassim Majaliwa, he praised the strong Tanzanian-Egyptian relations, expressing his hope that the cooperation between the two countries would be fruitful and achieve further progress and prosperity for both countries.
The Tanzanian Prime Minister congratulated Egypt’s Presidency and the Egyptian people on the success of the new Suez Canal project saying, “I congratulate you on the great progress, the Suez Canal and the development projects you have achieved. Your achievement is a model for us and we should follow the footsteps of the Egyptian state in development.”
During the visit, the delegation watched a presentation of the Canal’s history, reviewing the various phases of its development. The presentation also included the new Suez Canal project and its positive consequences in raising the channel’s classification globally and maintaining its leading position as well. The delegation also learnt about the development projects carried out in the Suez Canal Economic Zone and the promising investment opportunities.
At the end of the visit, Admiral Mameesh presented the New Suez Canal Shield to the Tanzanian Prime Minister, Kassim Majaliwa. Mameesh escorted the Tanzanian delegation to a cruise in the Suez Canal followed by a visit to the tunnel site in Ismailia and fish farms in the region of Qantara Sharq.