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WFP welcomes expeditious movement of food aid in Sudan

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KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme welcomed the Government of Sudan's expediting the movement of a shipment of 100,000 tons of cereals that had been delayed at Port Sudan. There had been a temporary hold on the release, which sometimes happens in order for the fitness of the commodities to be confirmed.

The matter has been resolved to the satisfaction of all parties concerned and the food released for delivery to the beneficiaries.

"WFP expresses its appreciation to the Government of Sudan for its constructive handling of the matter," said Kenro Oshidari, WFP Representative in Sudan.

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