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Egypt says strategic wheat reserves to last until early March

Reappointed supply minister Hanafi assures wheat lifeline to last until March

Reuters , Saturday 19 Sep 2015
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Egyptian farmer, harvests wheat on his farm, in Qalubiyah, north Cairo, Egypt (AP Photo)
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Egypt's strategic wheat reserves are enough to last until early March, the country's reappointed supply minister Khaled Hanafi said on Saturday.

The new reserve figure was released after Egypt's state-owned General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) bought 230,000 tonnes of French, Ukrainian and Russian wheat on Friday in a tender.

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