Iraq to Import 400k Tons of Grain

Iraq has decided to import 400,000 tons of American and Australian wheat, according to a statement by the Director-General of the General Company for Grain Trade on Saturday.

“Trade Minister Kheirullah Hassan has approved a deal to purchase 400,000 tons of wheat, 300,000 tons of it from America and 100,000 tons from Australia,” Muthanna Abdul-Jabbar told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

He said that the Trade Ministry’s main plan over the forthcoming six months would be to build up a strategic store of the main food products, especially wheat and rice, including the said deal to buy 400,000 tons of wheat from the United States and Australia.

(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)

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