New Indian wheat shipment to Egypt fully complies with required specifications: CAPQ – Egypt Today

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  • Date: 15-May-2022
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New Indian wheat shipment to Egypt fully complies with required specifications: CAPQ – Egypt Today

CAIRO – 14 May 2022: The new Indian wheat shipment to Egypt fully complies with the required standards, Ahmed El-Attar, head of the Central Administration of Plant Quarantine at the Ministry of Agriculture said on Saturday. In a telephone interview with Al-Hayah Al-Youm, Attar said the examination of the Indian wheat samples proved high quality of the wheat, noting that a CAPQ committee is still present in India to complete wheat examination. To minimize the effects of the ongoing Russian-Ukraine crisis on Egypt’s grain stockpile, the Egyptian government has announced India as a new wheat supplier. Egyptian Minister of Agriculture El Sayyed El Qusseir announced in a statement in April that India has been recognized as a new country of origin for importing wheat within the framework of the state’s plan to open new sources of importing wheat as a strategic commodity. Before the ratification, the Egyptian Ministry has sent a delegation headed by the chairperson of the Pest Risk Analysis Section at the Ministry Islam Farahat to India to study the feasibility of importing the Indian wheat to soften the effects resulting from the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, climate change crises and drought that may threaten food security. Over the past

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