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Egypt to reach self-sufficiency in sugar production by end of 2021

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Egypt will reach self-sufficiency in sugar production by the end of 2021, its Supply Minister Ali Moselhy told reporters on Sunday.

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The country has sugar reserves for its subsidy program sufficient for 3.2 months, the supply ministry said in a report released on Sunday.

Earlier in December, Egypt extended an import ban on white and raw sugar for three months, the trade and industry ministry said.

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