Al Chief Hails New Suez Canal Project

Arab League Secretary General Nabil el Arabi congratulated the Egyptian people, the political leadership and the government for the completion of the New Suez Canal, which is scheduled to be opened on August 6.

The New Suez Canal is a great accomplishment that is almost viewed as a miracle, he added in press statements Thursday.

It will contribute effectively to the economic, political and social spheres, he added.

The project shows that Egypt attained a great victory against terrorism, he said, adding that Egypt seeks to meet the aspirations of the Egyptian people of freedom and economic progress.

Arab League Assistant Secretary-General for Palestine Mohamed Sobeih, meanwhile, congratulated the Egyptian people for this great achievement.

He also hailed the well-timed implementation of the project, adding that it is an accomplishment for Egypt, a power for Arabs and support for Palestine.