Despite strained relations between the two countries in the aftermath of June 30 uprising, Egypt’s exports to Qatar registered around EGP 114 million during January 2014. This comes slightly up from the Egyptian exports received by Qatar in January 2013 in value of EGP 113 million.
According to senior sources from the Foreign Trade Sector of the Egyptian cabinet who spoke to Amwal Al Ghad’s Arabic website on Wednesday, Egypt’s exports to the Qatari markets were based on electronic and engineering goods in addition to furnishing products and some kinds of agricultural crops and ready-made cloths.
Figures of Egypt’s January 2014 exports to Qatar were quite the same to those posted during the last 4 years. This comes against all expectations of witnessing poor trade exchange between Doha and Cairo, by virtue of recent political disagreement since the overthrow of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.
From his side, Muharam Helal – Chairman of the Egyptian Qatari Business Council, has referred that the economic relations between Doha and Cairo are still ongoing unaffected by the recent political disputes.