The Prime Minister is following the position of releasing goods and merchandise from the ports

Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, held a meeting to follow up on the position of releasing goods and merchandise from the ports, in the presence of Hassan Abdullah, Governor of the Central Bank, Eng. And Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Health and Population, and Dr. Mohamed Moait, Minister of Finance “via videoconference technology,” and Mr. Al-Qaseer, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, and Eng. Ahmed Samir, Minister of Trade and Industry, and Dr. Mustafa Al-Sayad, Deputy Minister of Agriculture for Livestock, Fish and Poultry Affairs, and officials Ministries and concerned authorities.

The Prime Minister stressed the importance of continuing coordination between the various authorities related to customs release operations, in order to achieve the speed and regularity of these operations, and to provide various needs and requirements for various sectors, especially those with priority.

During the meeting, the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources presented the results of the coordination that takes place between the ministry and officials of the Central Bank, regarding a number of priority projects that have a foreign component, which requires the provision of foreign exchange, with the aim of advancing work on these projects.

The Minister of Supply and Internal Trade confirmed that there is full coordination with the Central Bank regarding providing the financing we need to import various basic commodities, within the framework of the state’s efforts to provide various commodities in the markets to meet the needs of citizens and achieve the required balance.

The Minister of Health and Population presented the required needs of raw materials for the drug industry, as well as a number of requirements for presidential initiatives in the field of health, which are among the priorities for customs release, indicating that there is a committee formed by the Council of Ministers, the Central Bank, and the Ministry of Health, to work on speeding up customs release. For the required medical supplies, according to priorities, thanking the Governor of the Central Bank and the bank’s work team for their efforts in this regard.

For his part, the Minister of Finance presented a detailed report on the indicators of customs release operations for various commodities and merchandise from the ports, which reflected the release of large quantities of needs for the health, petroleum and food sectors, which included shipments of medicines, vaccines, medical supplies, and chemicals for the pharmaceutical industry. Children’s milk, in addition to fertilizers and feed additives, agricultural seeds and seeds, as well as meat, fish, poultry, rice, oils, wheat, soybeans, and legumes.

The Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation confirmed that there is regularity in the customs release of fodder at present, indicating that during the last nine or ten months, more than $3.5 billion has been released, pointing out that the approaching corn season will contribute to the availability of safe stocks for us, as he explained. The minister explained his needs to import a number of seeds for agricultural products during the coming period.

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