Egypt's Sisi promises investment to avoid another Suez closure

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi pledged Tuesday investment to avoid any repetition of the past week’s closure of the Suez Canal as he paid a celebratory visit to the reopened trade artery. The promise came a day after the refloating of the giant container vessel MV Ever Given, which hit the eastern bank of the narrow shipping lane last Tuesday and became wedged diagonally across its span for nearly a week. “We will acquire all the necessary equipment for the canal” to avoid similar incidents, Sisi said during a visit to Ismailia, home to the Suez Canal Authority. He did not specify wha…

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