Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed on Thursday with Peter Lürssen, the CEO of the German shipbuilding company Lürssen, developing the maritime industry in Egypt, a statement by the Presidency read.
El-Sisi and Lürssen discussed the plans for the technological development needed for this strategic industry, especially in light of the Egyptian state’s keenness to upgrade all aspects of the maritime industry and shipbuilding, the statement read.
The presidency also affirmed that this goal requires comprehensive development in the training of manpower, including engineers and technicians.
The meeting was attended by commander of the Egyptian navy Ahmed Khaled, head of the naval armaments department Mohamed Shalaby and Mohamed Al-Makhzangi from the naval forces command.
El-Sisi also met with Jan Pieter De Nul, the owner of the Belgian Jan De Nul Group for marine engineering and dredging, where they discussed Egypt’s “promising” opportunities in this field and how to achieve them within the framework of the state's strategy for sustainable development “Egypt 2030.