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Lebanon seeks alternative wheat sources, bans some food exports amid war in Ukraine

Ukraine and Russia provide several Middle Eastern states with wheat, sunflower oil and more.
Lebanese workers pack fruits and vegetables.

Lebanon’s Minister of Industry George Boujikian ordered today an export ban on "foodstuffs" that are manufactured in Lebanon. The decision is effective immediately, the official National News Agency reported. The outlet did not specify which foods will be subject to the measure. 

Lebanese Economy Minister Amin Salam also said today that the country is seeking to import bread and cooking oil to stave off food shortages. To this end, Lebanon has received assurances from the United States, India and Argentina that they will be able to provide the needed food items, the minister said. He added that Lebanon presently has bread reserves to last two months, the Lebanese news outlet Ad-Diyar reported

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