Turkey's Egyptian trade route still open for business

Mohamed Khayal, the owner of the Egyptian maritime agency, has said that Turkey's trade route through Egypt to the Gulf countries is not under threat despite the political downgrading.

Turkey's Egyptian trade route still open for business

World Bulletin / News Desk

A recent diplomatic standoff between Egypt and Turkey has not affected a maritime line that carries Turkish products to the Gulf countries through Egypt.

"Egyptian authorities are facilitating all procedures and have not placed any restrictions," Mohamed Khayal, the owner of the maritime agency operating the line, told Anadolu Agency on Monday.

"The officials are separating between politics and economics," he added.

Egypt on Saturday decided to downgrade diplomatic relations with Turkey, declaring the Turkish ambassador a "persona non-grata".

Later, the Turkish Foreign Ministry announced downgrading diplomatic relations with Egypt to the level of charge d'affaires.

The two countries signed an agreement in 2011 to regulate the transfer of Turkish containers to the Gulf through Egyptian ports.

Last Mod: 25 Kasım 2013, 16:17
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