Russia, Egypt Simplified Port Call Procedures for Each Other

Rubric: Russia, World

A protocol between governments of the Russian Federation and the Arab Republic of Egypt on simplified procedure for naval ships visits to ports of both countries dated November 24, 2015 took effect on January 24, 2016.

Text of the document was published on the official legal information portal on Tuesday, reports RIA Novosti.

Egyptian and Russian naval caps

The protocol determines the authorized parties represented by defense departments of the both countries and the procedure for mutual notification about port calls of naval ships. The document also regulates stay of ships and their crews in ports of the two countries.

The authorized parties, for instance, undertake to timely exchange information of mutual interest regarding execution of the protocol. During the stay at a port of the host state, naval ships of the visiting country shall not have on board weapons of mass destruction, nuclear fuel, biological weapons, radioactive and narcotic agents.

The intergovernmental protocol extends for five years and will be automatically renewed for 5-year periods until one of the parties notifies another party on its intention to terminate the agreement.