UAE lauds Egypt's efforts in resolving Suez Canal blockage

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The UAE has lauded the efforts of the Egyptian authorities in freeing the stranded container ship, which had blocked the Suez Canal.

Their timely intervention ensured that traffic on the canal resumed within a "reasonably short time".

In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC), the UAE highlighted its confidence in the efficiency and professionalism of Egypt’s management of the canal, which is key to international shipping and trade.

The country also highlighted its keenness to continue diplomatic dialogues to overcome the disputes related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia.

It also stressed the importance of respecting international laws to reach a settlement that will ensure the water security of the three countries as well as achieve security, stability and sustainable development of all countries in the region.

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