Alarm Bells: Egypt May Seek Russian Help For Its Nuclear Plant in Port Said

Published November 17th, 2021 - 09:57 GMT
The industrial zone will cover 5 million square meters and aim to attract Russian investments and industries
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in an APEC leaders' online summit via a video link in Moscow on November 12, 2021. (Photo by Mikhail METZEL / POOL / AFP)
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The industrial zone will cover 5 million square meters and aim to attract Russian investments and industries

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed by phone the latest developments regarding the construction of the El-Dabaa nuclear power plant and a Russian industrial zone east of Port Said.

The nuclear plant will be Egypt’s first, with a capacity of 4,800 megawatts, following the signing of an agreement with Russian company Rosatom for its construction in the city of

El-Dabaa on the shores of the Mediterranean.

The industrial zone will cover 5 million square meters and aim to attract Russian investments and industries.

Bassam Rady, spokesman for Egypt’s presidency, said El-Sisi and Putin discussed economic, industrial and energy cooperation, as well as regional and international developments.

Rady added that Putin stressed Russia’s keenness to continue promoting bilateral cooperation, and the importance he attaches to regular consultations with El-Sisi on regional and international issues. Putin expressed his appreciation for Egypt’s mediating role in regional crises.


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