Earlier in the day, SCA Chairperson Osama Rabie welcomed the young delegations participating in the third edition of the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership.
During the tour, the participants listened to a presentation on the Suez Canal’s history, its development, and its importance to the global trade movement. They also learned more about the statistics and figures of the New Suez Canal.
Furthermore, Hassan El-Ghazaly, the general coordinator of the fellowship, hailed the SCA for hosting the delegations, adding that “It is a great opportunity for them to visit the most important navigational facility in the region.”
The Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership is being held under the auspices of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.
The third edition of the fellowship was organised in cooperation with the National Institute of Governance and Sustainable Development at the Ministry of Planning.
This year’s edition was held from 1 to 15 June under the theme of ‘South-South Cooperation’, bringing 150 participants from 79 countries together with the aim of enriching them with leadership principles, according to a previous statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Suez Canal, which connects the Mediterranean and Red Seas, is the shortest maritime route between Asia and Europe and the fastest crossing from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian Ocean.