egypt wheat

Military Man Named Supply Minister for Top Wheat Importer Egypt

CAIRO, Sept 6 – Egypt’s parliament approved on Tuesday the appointment of Major General Mohamed Ali El-Sheikh as supply minister after his predecessor resigned amid allegations of corruption in wheat procurement in the world’s largest importer of the grain. Khaled Hanafi stepped down on Aug. 25 under pressure from parliament, which had launched an investigation

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Egypt Bans Domestic Trading of Imported Wheat

CAIRO, April 6 – Egypt has banned the trading of imported wheat inside the country, Supply Minister Khaled Hanafi said on Wednesday, a move which could reduce smuggling of the grain that cost the country hundreds of millions of dollars last year. Egypt, the world’s largest wheat importer, annually fixes a local procurement price for

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