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Jordan's inability to secure sufficient wheat supplies from international traders to feed a population swollen by almost 2 million refugees has escalated to the prime minister's office.Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour met with importers of wheat and barley Tuesday to discuss shipment rules and encourage agents representing international traders to submit offers for the nation's grain tenders, said Hayel Obeidat, director general of Jordan's Food and Drug Administration, who attended the meeting. Jordan wants to attract others sellers of grains as it buys 90 percent of its wheat from one company, he said.The latest request for bids from barley suppliers was reissued Wednesday as Jordan received less than the three required offers.
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