Rozenko calls on Egyptian authorities to close ports for cargo ships from Crimea

Rozenko calls on Egyptian authorities to close ports for cargo ships from Crimea

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Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko during a meeting with Minister of Investments and International Cooperation of Egypt H.E. Dr. Sahar Nasr called on the Egyptian authorities to close their ports for ships carrying goods from Crimea.

"Ukraine is now undergoing difficult times because of the Russian aggression. In this difficult struggle for independence and territorial integrity, the support of the African continent, in particular Egypt, is extremely important for us. On behalf of the Ukrainian side, I appeal to the authorities of Egypt to restrict access and refrain from issuing permits for entering Egyptian ports of ships under the flags of third states that carry out illegal loading in Crimea," Rozenko stressed, the Government portal reported.

For Ukraine, this is a very sensitive issue. "In accordance with the international law, this can be considered as a smuggling activity," the vice prime minister said.

During the meeting, the sides discussed the issues of enhancing bilateral contacts and deepening cooperation in all spheres. "We have every opportunity to enhance our collaboration - from agriculture to military, space industries, etc.," Rozenko stressed.

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