Lavrov offers reassurance over Russian grain supplies in Cairo visit

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CAIRO (Reuters) -Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov offered reassurances over Russian grain supplies to Egypt during a visit to Cairo on Sunday, amid uncertainty over a deal to resume Ukrainian exports from the Black Sea. Egypt is one of the world’s top wheat importers and last year bought about 80% of those imports from Russia and Ukraine. Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine disrupted shipments and sped up a rise in global commodity prices, delivering a financial shock to Egypt. In its response to the war, Egypt has been torn between long-standing ties to Russia and its close relationsh…

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