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Egypt shows interest in buying Fiji sugar

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, September 04, 2014

THE Egyptian Government has shown interest in buying sugar from Fiji.

And if all goes according to plan, the Middle East country might just be the second major buyer of Fiji sugar.

Sugar Ministry permanent secretary Lt-Col Manasa Vaniqi said he met the Egyptian ambassador last week and discussed the sugar issue and other related matters.

"The Egyptian Government has shown interest to buy sugar from Fiji and this is good news," Lt-Col Vaniqi said.

"I met with the ambassador who is based in Canberra, Australia, and we held talks on the issue.

"As a result, the sugar industry is working on some new strategies to improve cane production.

"We need to increase our production and this means planting more in order to produce more.

"This year, we are planning to produce about 200,000 tonnes of sugar."





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