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Ahram Online: Egypt's wheat reserves enough to last for five months

According to the minister, the large import is part of a plan to increase the country's reserves of essential food commodities.
04.01.17 | Interesting article at Ahram Online

Egypt’s wheat reserves are sufficient to last for five months, the country’s supply minister Mohamed Ali El-Sheikh said on Tuesday.
In statements reported by Al-Ahram Arabic news website, El-Sheikh said that the ministry has imported around 1 million tonnes of wheat, which are expected to arrive in the upcoming weeks.

According to the minister, the large import is part of a plan to increase the country's reserves of essential food commodities.

El-Sheikh's statements came during a meeting with the US Wheat Associates' Regional Director for Middle East and North African Countries Ian Flagg, in which both sides agreed to bolster ties in the fields of wheat and other agricultural imports like soybeans.