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CAIRO: Italy sends food aid to Egypt

Italy mobilises on behalf of the Egyptian people: Italian ambassador in Cairo, Claudio Pacifico, will deliver the second instalment of food aid earmarked for approximately 600,000 inhabitants of the Beni Suef governorate tomorrow to Egyptian Domestic Commerce Minister Abo Zied Mohamed Abo Zied. Thanks to an Italian contribution of 2.6 million US$, 1,100 tonnes of vegetable oil and as much of sugar were purchased, the first instalment of which was delivered to the Port of Alexandria on 8 August.

World Food Programme
The initiative confirms the excellent existing bilateral relations and the long-term collaboration between the Italian government and the UN World Food Programme (WFP). Italian aid earmarked for 2012 alone, the diplomatic mission pointed out, amounted to over 170 million US$, mainly in the sectors of nutrition and food security.