Syria Has Wheat Stocks for Two Years: PM

Imports are only a result of attacks on mills by terrorists, Prime Minister says

Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi said on Sunday that Syria's stockpile of wheat is sufficient for two years.


"Our strategic reservoir of wheat is sufficient for two years, but we will import wheat and flour because of the attacks of the terrorist groups launched on silos and mills, that have damaged more than 40 percent of the mills," Halqi told the General Conference of the Doctors Syndicate in Damascus.


He said the government is adhering to its duties towards Syrian citizens, by subsidizing oil derivatives and foodstuff to amounts that well exceeding previous subsidies.


Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer



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