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Egypt explores alternative wheat sources amid Ukraine crisis

Egypt is seeking to secure wheat from alternative sources amid an escalated Ukrainian crisis that warns of global shortages.
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CAIRO — The Ukraine crisis is casting a shadow across the world and many countries are increasingly concerned for their wheat imports. Egypt, the world’s largest wheat importer, has started to search for alternatives to Russian and Ukrainian wheat.

Government spokesperson Nader Saad told Mehwar TV by phone on Feb. 26 that Egypt could import wheat from 14 countries, some of which are outside Europe, and that Egypt has a strategic reserve of some five million tons of wheat in addition to its own domestic wheat production.

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