UAE lauds Egypt's efforts in resolving Suez Canal blockage


The UAE has lauded the efforts of the Egyptian authorities in freeing the stranded container ship, which had blocked the Suez Canal.

Their timely intervention ensured that traffic on the canal resumed within a "reasonably short time".

In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC), the UAE highlighted its confidence in the efficiency and professionalism of Egypt’s management of the canal, which is key to international shipping and trade.

The country also highlighted its keenness to continue diplomatic dialogues to overcome the disputes related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia.

It also stressed the importance of respecting international laws to reach a settlement that will ensure the water security of the three countries as well as achieve security, stability and sustainable development of all countries in the region.

More from Local

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • Nights on Dubai Eye 103.8

    10:00pm - 6:00am

    Dubai Eye complements the conversation with the music you love from the eighties, nineties and newer.

  • The Business Breakfast

    6:00am - 11:00am

    The Business Breakfast is the day’s must listen for the UAE’s business leaders, and those who aspire to be.


On Dubai Eye

  • Meet Gift, female food delivery driver

    Gift came here from Nigeria and failed to find a job, until a pizza company offered her one. She's now one of the very few female delivery drivers in the UAE.


    Farmer's Kitchen is back for 2021!
    With our partners Spinneys, we are going to help you wave goodbye to boring dinners, cluttered fridges, and lumpy leftovers!