CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will visit Tokyo in the coming days to discuss industrial and logistic projects, Youm7 reported Japanese ambassador to Cairo Takehiro Kagawa as saying during a Tuesday meeting with Port Said governor Magdy Nasr el-Deen.
Nasr el-Deen and Kagawa met to discuss the potential of investments in east Port Said; the ambassador said that his government encourages Japanese investors and companies to increase their activities in Egypt besides power, environment and logistic projects, according to Youm7.
The meeting tackled several subjects on the development of the eastern port of Port Said and logistic projects.
After it inaugurated a 72-kilometer waterway parallel to the Suez Canal to allow ships crossing the canal in opposite directions, Egypt began dredging a new 9.5 kilometer-long shipping lane in East Port Said in August to facilitate international trade maritime navigation. The project is planned to be finalized in five months, according to head of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Mamish.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe invited Sisi to Tokyo during a visit to Egypt in January with a high-level economic delegation.