Defense Minister Hussein Tantawy this week launched a new warship, Al-Horreya III, built by the defense ministry at a ship building yard in Alexandria.
The yard’s staff, governors of Alexandria and Beheira, and senior ranks of the armed forces such as Armed Forces Chief of Staff Sami Anan, attended the launch celebration. The ceremony started with a word by Admiral Ibrahim Gaber al-Dessouky, managing director of the yard, in which he praised the minister for his support.
The minister, in turn, praised the yard for relying on Egyptian expertise to build the ship.
Translated from the Arabic Edition.