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Thursday, 22 October 2020

Diplo + Foreign Trade on 22 October 2020

Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus are inviting Turkey in from the cold to collaborate on exploiting the eastern Mediterranean’s gas resources provided it put an end to its “aggressive” actions towards its neighbors, the Associated Press reports. The trio did not exclude Turkey or anyone else from the EastMed partnership “from the start” but Ankara’s own actions have forced it to be marginalized, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said following trilateral talks in Cyprus yesterday.

In other diplo + trade news:

  • Egypt’s textile export council target is looking push into the Kenyan and Tanzanian markets next month as part of a wider expansion plan across Africa, council chairman Saeed Ahmed told the local press.
  • The African Brazilian Chamber of Commerce is now a thing, after the signing of an agreement between the Union of African Chambers of Commerce and the head of the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, the local press reports.
  • Egypt is all in on THAMM: Egypt wants to participate in the International Labor Organization and EU-organized project to reduce Mediterranean migration, Deputy Foreign Minister for Multilateral Affairs and International Security Ihab Fawzy has said.

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