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Egypt's Sisi inspects southern naval fleet units at Port Safaga

The president also raised the Egyptian flag on the Mistral-class helicopter carrier Gamal Abdel-Nasser

Ahram Online , Thursday 5 Jan 2017
Sisi in Safaga
Egypt's president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at the commander of the Southern Naval Fleet in Safaga , Suez. (Photo:Egyptian presidency)
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inaugurated on Thursday the new headquarters of Egypt's southern naval fleet command in Safaga on the country's Red Sea coast during his visit to the Port of Safaga Development Project. 

During the visit, El-Sisi also raised the Egyptian flag on the Mistral-class helicopter carrier Gamal Abdel-Nasser, one of two carriers Egypt acquired from France in 2015. 

The event was attended by newly appointed navy commander Ahmed Khaled Hassan and other high-ranking Armed Forces commanders.

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and other state officials also attended the event.

The opening of the Port Safaga project, which cost EGP 510 million, has been delayed by a series of floods in the Red Sea governorate last fall.

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