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Egyptian Transportation Ministry Sponsored
Launching of Arabic Version of
EIR World Land-Bridge Report

CAIRO, March 17, 2016 (EIRNS)—The Egyptian Transportation Ministry sponsored an event to launch the Arabic translation of the EIR Special Report, "The New Silk Road Becomes the World Land-Bridge" today at the headquarters of the Ministry in Cairo. Transportation Minister Dr. Saad El Geyoushi personally headed the seminar and presented Hussein Askary, as the Southwest Asia specialist for EIR and representative of the Schiller Institute.

Both in his introductory remarks and commentary on Askary's presentation, Dr. El Geyoushi expressed total concordance with the idea of the New Silk Road, and his government's plans to integrate Egypt's transportation networks to the New Silk Road dynamic. He also stated that the Egyptian government is intending to invest one Trillion Egyptian Pounds (US$100 billion) in roads and railways, not only to develop Egypt's transportation network, but also to connect Egypt to Asia and most importantly to Africa to the south.

A packed hall hosted top experts and advisers of the ministry and other institutions, as well as several Egyptian television stations and newspapers. The Chinese Arabic TV channel CCTV-Arabic was present, and taped an interview with Askary. Two other TV channels also interviewed Askary.

In the Arabic media report linked here, Mr. Askary is seated to the left of the Minister: http://www.soutalomma.com/158464

Several additional seminars and TV events are planned featuring Mr. Askary in the coming days.