CAIRO, May 29 (RIA Novosti) - Egyptian authorities
have returned 56,000 metric tons of Russian wheat seized
earlier this month, the Egyptian newspaper Al-Misriyun reported
Another 52,000 metric tons of wheat imported from Russia
by an Egyptian company remains impounded.
Egyptian prosecutors ruled to impound the Russian wheat
imports on May 13 after complaints by local officials over poor
quality grain being stored in facilities in Qena, Asyut and
The Egyptian Health Ministry later confirmed that Russian
wheat supplies to the African country were in compliance with
food safety requirements.
Russia meets almost 25% of Egypt's grain demand.