Friday, November 3, 2023

China's Interest in Egyptian Ports and the Suez Canal

 The Middle East Institue published on 3 November 2023 an analysis titled "China's Growing Maritime Presence in Egypt's Ports and the Suez Canal" by Amr Salah Mohamed.

China is an increasingly important presence in Egypt's strategic ports and the Suez Canal.  The author warns that Egypt must weigh the potential downsides.  Egypt's financial vulnerability, relatively weak bargaining position vis-a-vis China, and the risk of domination all require attention.