(1) The Suez Canal passes through Egypt.
(2) The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.
(3) The Suez canal is considered a gateway of Europe to the Indian Ocean because of the following reasons:
a. It has created a direct sea route between Colombo and Liverpool. This is much better than the Cape of Good Hope route.
b. The distance between Asia and Europe is much reduced.
c. It reduces time and fuel consumption.
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