The Russian ambassador to Cairo, Georgy Borisenko, said that Russia is ready to help Egypt in the situation with the container ship Ever Given, which blocked the Suez Canal.
According to the head of the Russian diplomatic mission, in Russia “they very much empathize with what is happening now in the Suez Canal,” which is “an important waterway for the whole world.”
“We are ready to provide our Egyptian friends with any possible assistance from our side,” Borisenko quotes RIA Novosti.
He also expressed hope that the channel’s work will be restored in the near future.
The diplomat said that at the moment there have been no official appeals from the Egyptian side with a request for help.
On March 23, ships were blocked in the Suez Canal area after one of the world’s largest container ships, Ever Given, ran aground, blocking the channel.