Visite de courtoisie au REMPEC de l'Ambassadrice d'Egypt à Malte (seulement en Anglais) – 07/10/2019

On 7 October 2019, H.E. Ms Nada Draz, Ambassador of Egypt to Malta, and Mr. Abram Wagdy, Second Secretary of the Embassy paid a courtesy visit to the Regional Maritime Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC).

Mr Gabino Gonzalez, Head of Office of REMPEC, and Mr Malek Smaoui, OPRC Programme Officer, welcomed Her Excellency Ms Nada Draz and brief her about current and future major activities of the Centre in the region involving Egypt. Discussion addressed various issues related to the prevention of, preparedness for and response to marine pollution from ships.

Particular emphasis was given to REMPEC support in the establishment of a National Hazardous and Noxious Substances Response System in Egypt, the preparation of a Sub-regional Contingency Plan between Cyprus, Greece and Greece, the potential organisation of a national pilots related to the better management of marine litter from sea-based sources in ports and marinas, and the organisation of a National Workshops on Ratification and Effective Implementation of MARPOL Annex VI.