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French Navy Chief assures determination to provide permanent support for Egyptian navy

Friday 22/September/2017 - 11:55 AM
Sada El Balad
Sada ElBalad- Basant Ahmed
Admiral Christophe Prazuck، the Chief of the French Navy، Expressed his pleasure and pride in celebrating with handing over Gowind 2500 corvette (Al Fateh) to the Egyptian navy، Stressing that there are many common points between the Egyptian navy and its French counterpart، saying: "This is not the first time، there is a great history and fruitful cooperation between us."

In his speech at the celebration held at the French port of Lorient، Prazuck said that there are a constant development and progress by the Egyptian naval forces، and there are a lot of investments، cooperation and efforts exerted by the Egyptian Navy.

He also thanked the Commander of the Egyptian Navy for his efforts to strengthen the continued cooperation with the French Navy.

There is an important strategy that combines Egypt and France for the regional stability and peace on the Suez Canal side، the Chief of the French Navy added.

Egyptian navy receives the French-made Gowind 2500 corvette (Al Fateh) “ENS al-Fateh “on Friday،.

Commander of the Egyptian Navy Ahmed Khaled will raise the Egyptian flag over it today as the Corvette joins the Egyptian navy.

Gowind Corvette is 103 meters in length. Its speed is 25 knots with a range of 4000 nautical miles.

It represents a great addition to our marine forces as it enhances their ability to protect Egypt's national security،

Gowind 2500 corvette is the first among the four Corvettes that three of which will be constructed in Alexandria Shipyard.

Gowind 2500 corvette enhances the ability of the Egyptian navy to achieve the maritime security and protect the borders and economic interests in the Mediterranean and Red Seas.

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