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El-Sisi’s Speech at the Official Ceremony of Laying the Foundation Stone for Power Unit 4 at El-Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant

Tuesday، 23 January 2024 - 02:09 PM

“In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful”

 Your Excellency President Vladimir Putin,

President of the Russian Federation,

Honorable Attendees,

At the beginning, I would like to express my sincere and profound appreciation and pleasure for the generous participation of my dear friend, His Excellency President Vladimir Putin, in the ceremony of pouring the first concrete into the foundation of Power Unit 4 at El-Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant, marking the groundbreaking for the Egyptian state’s major construction phase in the nuclear power plant.

I would also like to extend gratitude to the distinguished guests.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It gives me pleasure, pride and honor to share with you this historic moment that shall forever shine in the memory of this nation and stand as a testament to the resolve of this great people who have shaped history over the ages, fueled by their determination, persistence and hard work. Today, they are writing a new bright chapter in history by fulfilling the long-held aspiration of all Egyptians of owning a peaceful nuclear plant, and demonstrating their willpower to move steadfastly on the path of development and construction and build a bright future for Egypt.

This great event that we are celebrating today, represents another chapter in the close cooperation between Egypt and the Russian Federation. It is another milestone that is added to the parade of achievements of the joint Egyptian-Russian cooperation throughout history. It also reflects the enormous efforts exerted by both sides towards implementing Egypt's national project, with the establishment of El-Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant. The construction of the power plant is progressing faster than the planned schedule, surpassing time constraints and overcoming all difficulties. This demonstrates the huge importance the Egyptian State is according to the energy sector, emanating from a belief in its vital role as an essential engine for economic growth and one of the pillars of economic and social development, as envisaged in “Egypt’s Vision 2030.”

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The crisis in global energy supplies that our world is witnessing today underscores the significance of the strategic decisions taken by the Egyptian State to revive the Egyptian peaceful nuclear program for the production of electrical energy. This shall contribute to providing safe, cheap, and long-term energy supplies, reducing dependence on fossil fuels and avoiding fluctuations in their prices.

Introducing nuclear power into the energy mix that Egypt relies on to produce electricity is crucial to meeting the growing demands for electrical energy so as to fulfil the needs of economic and social development plans and contribute to boosting reliance on new and renewable energy, which achieves environmental sustainability and addresses climate change.

In conclusion,

I would like, once again, to extend gratitude to your Excellency President Putin for joining this ceremony. I would also like to express sincere gratitude and appreciation to the employees of Atomstroyexport, the Russian general contractor of the project, as well as the Nuclear Power Plants’ Authority, which is supervising the construction of this mega national project, wishing you enduring success in the next stages of the project.

Thank you, and may Allah’s peace, mercy, and blessings be upon you

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