Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi and Russia’s Vladimir Putin celebrate the launch of El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant, Egypt’s inaugural nuclear power plant. The project, developed in partnership with Russia’s state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom, aims to bolster Egypt’s energy independence.
Addressing attendees, President el-Sissi highlighted the significance of El Dabaa in enhancing Russian-Egyptian ties. He stressed the plant’s role in addressing the global energy crisis and supply chain challenges, providing safe, affordable, and sustainable energy to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
President Putin, via video-link, reiterated Russia’s commitment to modern industries and collaboration. He emphasized the potential of the new energy system to create jobs and solve social issues, deeming the project a flagship endeavor in bilateral cooperation.
Putin also disclosed continuous communication with President el-Sissi, touching upon their coordination regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Additionally, he acknowledged joint efforts in establishing a Russian industrial zone in the Suez Canal area and expressed support for Egypt’s aspiration to become a full member of BRICS.
El-Sissi, echoing Putin’s sentiments, described the foundation laying as a “new brilliant page” in the close cooperation between Egypt and Russia. The leaders’ shared vision extends beyond the El Dabaa project, encompassing diplomatic endeavors and collaborative economic initiatives.
As Egypt embarks on the construction of its first nuclear power plant, the El Dabaa project not only addresses energy needs but also marks a pivotal moment in the evolving partnership between Egypt and Russia.