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In Egypt Minister says strategic wheat reserves to last until mid-March

The new reserve figure was released after Egypt's state-owned General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) bought 180,000 tonnes of Russian and Romanian wheat on Friday in a tender.

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Sayeda Hassan, 30, carries freshly harvested wheat in a field in Qaha, El-Kalubia governorate, northeast of Cairo, May 5, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh play Sayeda Hassan, 30, carries freshly harvested wheat in a field in Qaha, El-Kalubia governorate, northeast of Cairo, May 5, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egypt's strategic wheat reserves are enough to last until the middle of March, the country's supply minister Khaled Hanafi said in a statement on Saturday.

The new reserve figure was released after Egypt's state-owned General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) bought 180,000 tonnes of Russian and Romanian wheat on Friday in a tender.

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