Abdullah leaves for Egypt to attend Suez Canal ceremony
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah left for Egypt at the invitation of his Egyptian counterpart to participate in the inauguration ceremony for the new Suez Canal to be held on August 6.
The CEO is among more than 190 dignitaries invited to attend the ceremony. He will discuss bilateral issues at a meeting with Egyptian President Shaikh Al-Azhar Ahmad Tayyab and several other leaders from the Middle East, Europe, Africa and other states.
Abdulla will meet 300 Afghan students studying in Egypt during his two-day visit, a statement from the CEO office said.
The New Suez canal reconstruction was initiated by President Abdul Fatah Sisi. The canal is 72 kilometers long and its construction will cost $5 billion in one year's time.
The canal passes through Egypt and flows into the Mediterranean Sea. It is considered the shortest possible route connecting Asia with Europe.
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