Egypt says strategic wheat reserves to last until early March

Reuters , Saturday 19 Sep 2015

Reappointed supply minister Hanafi assures wheat lifeline to last until March

Egyptian farmer, harvests wheat on his farm, in Qalubiyah, north Cairo, Egypt (AP Photo)

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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