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The UN reported on the activity of ensuring food exports from Russia and Ukraine


The UN is working closely to reach an agreement to secure food exports from Russia and Ukraine, and disclosing further details would jeopardize the success of the talks. This was stated on Wednesday by the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, at a briefing given by the Global Food, Energy and Financial Crisis Response Group.

According to the Secretary-General, a political solution to the situation in Ukraine must be found in accordance with international law and the UN Charter. “Until this happens, we urgently need to act on two fronts. First, we need to bring stability to global food and energy markets in order to break the cycle of rising prices and ease the position of developing countries.” he mentioned. . . , as well as to bring Russian food and fertilizers to world markets, despite the conflict. “

“I urged the President of the UN Conference on Trade and Export Development, Rebeca Greenspan, and the Under-Secretary-General, Martin Griffiths, to coordinate two task forces to help achieve a package to ensure safe exports of Ukrainian food across the Black Sea, as well as access unhindered in global markets for Russian food and fertilizers. This agreement is vital for hundreds of millions of people in developing countries, “Guterres said.” Rebeca Greenspan and Martin Griffiths have worked closely with all parties to move forward. In the last 10 days, they have had direct contacts with Moscow, Kiev, Ankara, Brussels and Washington.

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“To say something more in this regard would be to jeopardize your chances of success. I am counting on your understanding,” the UN Secretary-General said. Guterres stressed the need for peaceful diplomacy, on which the well-being of millions of people around the world could depend.

“Second, there is a need for immediate access to resources to help the poorest countries and communities. Governments must be able to borrow the funds needed to maintain the economy and prosperity of the population,” he said.

The situation on the food market
The situation in Ukraine and the widespread sanctions imposed on Russia by the US and the EU have led to disruptions in the supply of cereals, which increases the risk of a food crisis in several countries around the world. Since the beginning of the year, wheat and corn prices have risen significantly. World wheat stocks, as noted at a UN Security Council meeting on May 21, will only be for ten weeks and the situation is worse than in the 2007-2008 crisis.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has previously said that the world’s food crisis took place long before the “start of a special military operation in Ukraine”, triggered by the pandemic and miscalculations in Western countries. Lavrov stressed that the current situation has exacerbated the problem, and Western sanctions have become one of the key reasons for the disruption of food supplies, which has exacerbated the crisis.

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