Egypt says wheat reserves sufficient for 4 months

 23 Oct 2017 - 17:51

Egypt says wheat reserves sufficient for 4 months
A man holds wheat at the grain silos in Cairo, Egypt, October 4, 2017 (Reuters / Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Reuters

CAIRO:  Egypt’s supply minister said on Monday the country has wheat reserves sufficient for four months and sugar reserves for 5.2 months.

Egypt also has vegetable oils for the next 3.2 months and its rice reserves are sufficient for one month’s consumption, Supply Minister Ali Meselhi told a press conference on Monday.

The minister added that the two Romanian and French wheat cargoes that were held over containing poppy seeds have been released and will be added to strategic stocks. 

(Reporting by Moemen Abdelkhalek; Writing by Arwa Gaballa, editing by David Evans)