Egypt signs $1.5 billion financing agreement with ITFC, CNBC Arabia reports

Jan 22 (Reuters) – Egypt has signed a $1.5 billion financing agreement with the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) to fund its trade needs, including for importing energy products and essential commodities, CNBC Arabia wrote on Twitter, citing the ITFC’s chief executive officer.

Last year Egypt signed a similar agreement, also worth $1.5 billion, with the corporation, which is headquartered in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and often funds Egypt’s commodities imports, including grains and petroleum.

Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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