Putin Invited to Attend New Suez Canal Inauguration

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has invited his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to attend the inauguration of the New Suez Canal project, scheduled for August this year.

Sisi extended the invitation to Putin at meeting in Moscow two days ago. The presidents also discussed prospects for the development of relations between the two countries.

The Russian President thanked his Egyptian counterpart for taking part in celebrations of the 70th Victory anniversary in Moscow.

The New Suez Canal project will establish a new 72-kilometer canal, parallel to the current one, to speed up transit time and allow ships to sail into both directions at the same time.