Egypt may help MV Finch ( Spirit of Rachel Corrie ) dock

Bernama |Monday, May 23rd, 2011 23:05:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Egypt Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Nabil Al Arabi has agreed to help the humanitarian aid vessel, Spirit of Rachel Corrie (MV Finch), to dock at the Port of Al Arish.

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said today that he and Al Arabi will discuss the matter during the upcoming 16th Ministerial Meeting of the Non- aligned Movement in Bali on Wednesday.

“I have spoken to Dr Nabil requesting his  assistance to expedite the issuance of approval from the Egyptian Authorities for the vessel to dock at the port.

“Dr Nabil has agreed to assist in the matter,” he said in a statement here.

Anifah said the Malaysian Embassy in Cairo and its officials at the Port of Al Arish will continue to assist the 12 volunteers aboard the ship and the crew.

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