Drydocks World in key Suez discussions
Dubai, October 17, 2013
The officials of Dubai's ship building unit Drydocks World and Maritime World, the leading global service provider of marine and maritime diverse sectors, held a meeting with a high-level delegation from Suez Canal Authority to discuss future co-operation.
Khamis Juma Buamim, the chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World, joined the senior executives of the group to receive the visiting Egyptian team led by Admiral Mohab Mohamed Hussien Mameesh, the chairman & managing director of the Suez Canal Authority.
The delegation included Nader Abbas Mohamed Fors, board member & Shipyards director and Ahmed Mohammed Elmanakhly, the board member & transit director.
Welcoming the members, Buamim said the relationship between Egypt and the UAE was brotherly and historical in all areas.
"We always take pride in Egypt and what it has provided the global maritime industry. The Suez is the most important water canal for trade and global economics and it provides services and sea lane security to and from the West and the East, and the most used water canal for shipping route in the world," he remarked.
It supports the maritime sector through the provision of savings in time, fuel consumption, transportation cost and the operation of ships, he added.
According to him, the Suez Canal Authority is well known for its support for the growth of the maritime industry and shipping in Egypt.
"We are ready to share our experiences and abilities and go into the field of future co-operation in this regard, as the historical value and future potential of the canal is enormous, and we have no doubt that the upgrade and development of the Suez Canal zone will benefit from Dubai's experience in this area and creates jobs and exceptional investments for Egypt," said Buamim.
He gave a detailed explanation on the existing plans and future business in Drydocks World and Dubai Maritime City, adding that the leadership of Dubai supports the marine industry, which in turn enhances the prestige maritime sector and its global significance.
"Dubai has a spirit of challenge and unhindered positivity, which is embodied under the approach of "we can achieve and progress," he added.
In turn, Admiral Mameesh praised the extraordinary excellent relations between the UAE and Egypt and the deep appreciation of the Government and people of Egypt for the honorable and brotherly stand of the UAE government and people.
The two sides held discussion on international and regional variables in the maritime sector, and ways to strengthen maritime co-operation and integration in order to strengthen the Suez Canal Authority new plans and future opportunities for cooperation between the two parties.-TradeArabia News Service
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