Sudan has 48 tonnes of wheat strategic reserves


November 15, 2021 (KHARTOUM) – The ministry of trade said there are 48,000-tonne of wheat in Port Sudan representing the strategic reserve of the country.

In a statement to the official SUNA, the ministry added that 3,000 tons per day are expedited from the silos in Port Sudan to meet the country needs.

The above statement means that the current reserves will be used within 16 days.

Last August, Sudan received the 48,000-tonne shipment which was part of six batches for this year given to Sudan by the United States in line with the Abraham Accords.

In June and July, Sudan had already received two shipments of 48,000 metric tonnes each.

Last June, the government said it has sufficient strategic stocks of wheat until April 2022.

The U.S. pledged to supply Sudan with 300,000 tonnes of wheat this year, rising to 420,000 tonnes annually from 2022-2024, according to Reuters.

However, after the coup d’etat Washington suspended $700 million in emergency funding for Sudan.

The State Department spokesperson said the full amount of the assistance had been put on “pause” pending a review of the developments in Khartoum that saw the military oust a civilian-led transitional authority and detain many of its members.

(ST)



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