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Farming study brings Sudan, Egypt closer amid Nile Dam crisis

Egypt has agreed with Sudan to study a plan to grow crops together on Sudanese land within the framework of economic cooperation between the two countries.
Tomatoes grow at a farm in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on April 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK BAZ        (Photo credit should read PATRICK BAZ/AFP via Getty Images)

CAIRO — Egypt’s Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Ali al-Moselhi met with Mirghani Idris Soliman, the director of the Sudan’s Military Industry Corporation, in Cairo Aug. 18 and agreed to study the possible leasing of agricultural lands in Sudan.

According to the agreement, the land will be cultivated with sunflowers, soybeans and corn under the direction of the Egyptian Ministry of Supply's Holding Company for Food Industries, supplying edible oils to the Egyptian market and limiting imports. No further details were revealed. 

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