Egypt’s plant quarantine chief Ahmed Al Attar told Reuters that Egypt is in talks with Indian officials about getting an exemption from India’s decision to ban wheat exports.
“Talks are underway at the highest level between India and Egypt to be part of the waiver of this decision,” El Attar told Reuters. “There is constant communication with our ambassador in New Delhi,” he said.
India on Saturday banned wheat exports saying it was targeting record shipments this year as the scorching heat reduced production and pushed domestic prices to record highs.
The government said it would still allow already issued letters of credit and exports to countries that request supplies “to meet their food security needs”.
In April, Egypt’s agriculture ministry announced it had approved India as a source of wheat supplies as the North African country seeks to halt purchases disrupted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Egypt is working to diversify its purchases, negotiating with France, Argentina and the United States. Al Attar said earlier today that Egypt is also considering importing wheat from Pakistan and Mexico.
Last week, a plant quarantine delegation headed by El Attar traveled to India to inspect the first Indian wheat shipment headed to Egypt. The shipment was purchased by the Egyptian private sector.
According to El Attar, more than 45,000 tonnes of the 63,000 tonnes had already been loaded onto the ship before the export ban was announced.
In a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture that said the shipment had passed the inspection process, El Attar said it had the highest protein levels than any other origin.
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