Saturday 5 August
revealed Turkish Minister of Economy, Nihad Zabkja, that his country is looking for different alternatives to foreign trade with Qatar by land, pointing out that the easiest would be through Iran.
"I will attend the swearing-in ceremony for Iranian President Hassan Rowhani today, and my Qatari counterpart will also attend, and we want, tripartitely, to deal with the issue of transport and reaching an agreement," the minister told Anatolia news agency.
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The minister pointed out the difficulty of continuing the transport of goods through cargo planes, pointing out at the same time that some products will continue to be transported by air, especially milk products and chicken meat.
The minister pointed out that Turkey will rely mainly on the sea for the transfer of products for the coming period.
"The transfer by sea will be important, and we plan to send at least four large vessels to Qatar every month. The other alternative is land transport to transport flexible and small packages, and we think of different and easier alternatives," he said.