During a meeting in the city of Alexandria (Egypt) with the Minister of Transport of that country, Saad El-Giushy, Minister of Maritime Affairs of Panama, Jorge Barakat Pitty, established mechanisms for cooperation in maritime matters, between Panama and Egypt.
El-Giushy recognized the great experience of Panama in everything that revolves around its logistics development, which is based on the Interoceanic Canal administration and all port activity that takes place in Panama. He also expressed Egypt’s interest in knowing firsthand the Panamanian experience, through an exchange of technical delegations.
Minister of Maritime Affairs and administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority, Jorge Barakat, spoke at the V Conference of Maritime Logistics (MARLOG) on the theme «Opportunities of Panama, thanks to the expansion of the Canal.»
Then, there was the signing of a letter of intent between Jorge Barakat Pitty and President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Ismail Abdel Gaffar. This letter provides for academic cooperation in training of seafarers.
After the signing, Minister of Maritime Affairs had the opportunity to tour the facilities of the Faculty of Maritime Transport of the Arab Academy, where he could appreciate the integrated simulator center and training center for survival training at sea.
The visit ended with a presentation on the Port of Alexandria, as well as a tour of its facilities. After this, Barakat Pitty had the opportunity to address the training ship AIDA IV, ship which carried out the training of cadets of the Arab Maritime Academy.
They accompanying the Minister Barakat on this visit, the General Director of the Seafarer, Magdalena Carrera, and the Ambassador of Panama in Egypt, Tomas Guardia.