Egypt’s al-Sisi appoints new Suez Canal Authority chairman

A general view of the Suez Canal. (File photo: Reuters)

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appointed Lieutenant General Osama Rabie as chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, the presidency said in a statement on Saturday.

Its previous head, Mohab Mamish, was appointed as an advisor to the president on seaports, the statement said.

The Suez Canal is the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia and one of the Egyptian government’s main sources of foreign currency.

 

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