ATHENS, Egypt has big plans to build a formidable fleet to oppose both the Turkish plans of Erdogan, who dreams of Ottoman greatness and the accommodation of members of the fraternity in the government of Cairo, but also of Lebanon and Lebanon.
The Egyptian Presidency has announced that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has met with Peter Lorsen, owner and president of the German Lorsen Company for the construction of ships (frigates and destroyers), with a view to a new plan to build state-of-the-art surface units for Egypt, according to Pentapostagma.
The representative of the Egyptian Presidency, Bassam Randy, explained that the meeting was attended by the Egyptian A / GEN Admiral Ahmed Khaled, where he discussed the framework of cooperation between the Egyptian side and the German company, which has deep experience in the field of construction. models.
The Egyptian political and military leadership has demanded the transfer of technology in cooperation with Egyptian shipyards and companies, in addition to training human resources and increasing the capabilities of executives in these areas, in accordance with international standards and quality requirements.
He noted that this issue will generally benefit the Egyptian Navy in cooperation with one of the largest warship companies in the world, which has 8 shipyards in Germany and the rest of the world, and recently won a contract to build destroyers for the German Navy with a capacity of 11 thousand tons.
In this context, the Egyptian President stressed the importance of working with this German company in view of the global professional reputation it enjoys in the field of shipbuilding, while the President of the company Lorsen praised the security, stability of Egypt and the promising opportunities for direct investment, especially with the improvement of the investment climate. And the infrastructure development efforts undertaken by the Egyptian government.
In short, the vast energy fields to be explored by Egypt require a modern and largely efficient navy, equipped with vessels that will sail in the deep Mediterranean, controlling and protecting Egypt’s interests.
Such a plan must be implemented by Greece, given the opportunity from an economic point of view, with the use of Greek shipyards that have vast experience and knowledge all these years.
If Greece had the basic funds they could build the National Ship which had been proposed for years in the Navy, in which the Greeks would place weapons and missile systems from the USA / Israel, making the Balkans country a leader in the region.
The moves in this matter from Egypt, Turkey and Israel foreshadow a huge “naval war” in the near future on the occasion of the pipelines and deposits in the region, in which our country must take part with modern surface systems.
Egypt warns Turkey: We’re military power, and Greece is important
“Egypt and Greece signed a maritime demarcation agreement last week in a development that has broad economic and mainly geopolitical and defense significance,” a major Cairo newspaper reported on August 12.
More than a dozen rounds of negotiations took place before the signing of the agreement demarcating the maritime border between Egypt and Greece on August 6, which defines the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) between the two countries.
“The agreement is important for Greece and Egypt,” explained Egyptian oil expert Ramad Aboul-Ella.
“It could also mean exploiting new gas fields, after the Zohr one that was discovered in 2015. This is particularly important as there are those who want to ‘soil’ our financial waters,” Abul-Ela said. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who “wants to stick his nose where it does not belong” underlines.
“First, he [Erdogan – ed.] is an invader in northern Syria and Iraq and now he is pirate in the Mediterranean,” he said, echoing the general view that prevails in Egypt about R.T. Erdogan.
In November last year, Turkey and the Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya Fayez Al-Sarraj signed a memorandum of understanding on maritime borders in the Mediterranean Sea.
“Their shores are not opposite, though,” Abul-Ela said.
UNCLOS is an international convention adopted in 1982 that allows a state to extend the EEZ coast to 200 nautical miles (370 km). However, if the sea distance between two countries is more than 424 nautical miles, the exclusive economic zone can only be defined through bilateral agreements between two coastal states.