April 3, 2018 / 11:43 AM / 6 months ago

Iraq says to negotiate on U.S. origin rice soon: trade ministry

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq will negotiate in the coming days with U.S. companies to buy U.S. rice, the trade ministry said on Tuesday.

The ministry also contracted to buy 200,000 tonnes of locally produced sugar and 71,000 tonnes of locally produced vegetable oil, it said in a statement.

Reporting by Moayad Kenany; Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Maha El Dahan

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