The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs organizes a visit for the Latin ambassadors to the city of Damietta

By Manal Abdel Fattah

Ambassador Dr. Hazem Fahmy, Assistant Secretary of State for American Affairs, ambassadors and charge d’affaires from 13 Latin countries accredited in Cairo, in addition to the Canadian ambassador, visited the city of Damietta on April 17 and 18.

The delegation included Ambassador Hazem Fahmy, Assistant Secretary of State for American Affairs, Ambassador Ashraf Mounir, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Latin Affairs, and a delegation of ambassadors of American countries accredited to Cairo: “The Republic of Guatemala, the Republic of Panama, the Republic of Venezuela, the State of Canada, the Republic of Chile, the Republic of Ecuador, the Republic of Cuba, and the Republic of Brazil.” , United Mexican States, Dominican Republic, Republic of Paraguay,  Republic of Bolivia, Republic of Uruguay,  and Republic of Argentina.”

The visiting delegation met with Dr. Manal Awad, Governor of Damietta, who reviewed the state’s efforts to empower women and the high rates of their representation in ministerial, diplomatic, judicial, parliamentary and other positions in recent years.

It also presented the commercial and investment capabilities of Damietta Governorate, especially with the development of the port to enhance export abroad in a number of important fields and commodities, in addition to the state’s plan to establish giant projects within the governorate within the framework of building the new republic.

For his part, the Assistant Foreign Minister praised the cooperation between the various state agencies, including Damietta Governorate, within the framework of promoting Egyptian capabilities in various fields and highlighting the state’s role in building the new republic, stressing the importance of informing foreign ambassadors about the various aspects of development in the Egyptian state.

Ambassador Fahmy and the visiting ambassadors, accompanied by the Governor of Damietta, visited the “Safe City” project in the Ezbet El-Burj area, which was established in cooperation between the United Nations Women’s Organization and the Egyptian National Council for Women to allocate safe areas to protect women and girls against violence, teach them different crafts, and develop their creative skills.

The visiting ambassadors also visited the Misr Fertilizer Production Company (MOPCO), where they were received by Engineer Ibrahim Makki, Chairman of the Petrochemical Holding Company, Eng. Ahmed Al-Sayed, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Misr Fertilizer Production Company (MOPCO), and Engineer Alaa Hajar, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Petroleum, as the company owns the largest nitrogen fertilizer factories in the country. Egypt and was established in 1998 within the free zone in Damietta on an area of ​​400 thousand square meters with a capital exceeding two and a half billion Egyptian pounds.

The ambassadors inspected the Egyptian methanol production company “Methanex” in the presence of Major General Ahmed Hawash, Chairman of the Damietta Port Authority, and Mr. Mohamed Shendi, CEO of the company, which was built with Canadian investments exceeding one billion and 200 thousand US dollars since 2011 and began exporting to European markets in 2015. The ambassadors reviewed the stages of Manufacturing and exporting through Damietta Port.

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