No Plans to Cancel Ro-Ro Turkish Navigation Line with Egypt – Official

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Egypt has no plans to cancel its Ro-Ro (Roll-on/roll-off) navigational line with Turkey, said an official from the Egyptian government on Wednesday.

Saeed Abdullah, Head of Trade Agreements and Foreign Trade at Egypt’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, has refuted local media reports about plans to cancel the navigation convention with the Turkish side. Ro-Ro is a navigational line for exporting products from one country to another, he noted.

There were circulating local media reports about plans to cancel the Egyptian-Turkish convention stating that Egypt had not achieved financial required revenues.

The Egyptian government has made an agreement with the Turkish side on March 2012 to exploit Egyptian ports for the transport of Turkish exports whether food stuff, electric devices or textiles to Arab gulf countries after Syrian authorities’ closure of passageways outlets in front of Turkish trade directed to the Arab gulf.

And on the 10th of November 2012 the Egyptian government has announced commence of work of the navigational line between Turkish “Eskendrona” port and Egyptian “Damietta” port on the Mediterranean north Egypt.

The Ro- Ro line is a navigational line for exporting products from one country to another on trucks transported by ferries between nearest ports to the Mediterranean then completing its way to another land port on the Red Sea, trucks are then transported again by ferries to Saudi ports and from which by land to rest of gulf countries and vice versa.

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