Russia Offers Egypt Assistance In Freeing Ship Blocking Suez
Muhammad Irfan 25 days ago Sun 28th March 2021 | 07:30 PM
Moscow, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 28th Mar, 2021 ) :Russia's ambassador to Egypt on Sunday offered the country "any possible assistance", as efforts continue to free a megaship that has been blocking the Suez Canal for nearly a week.
The MV Ever Given has been stuck diagonally across the span of the canal since Tuesday, blocking the waterway in both directions.
"We hope that this problem will be overcome in the very near future, that the work of the channel will be restored, and, naturally, we are ready to provide our Egyptian friends with any possible assistance from our side," the ambassador said.
Borisenko added that Egypt has not reached out to Moscow for support, but said Russia "empathises with what's happening now in the Suez Canal", describing it as "an important waterway for the whole world".
Another Russian ambassador had earlier this week seized on the Suez Canal blockage to promote Russia's northern shipping route as a reliable alternative, part of a broader push by Moscow to develop the Arctic and capitalise on climate change.