Minister for Europe and International Affairs Catherine Colonna spoke right this moment with UN Underneath-Secretary-Normal for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths.
The minister and Mr. Griffiths mentioned the humanitarian scenario in Ukraine and the implications of Russia’s struggle of aggression in opposition to that nation, which straight threaten meals safety in a variety of international locations. She expressed France’s assist for UN efforts to facilitate the export of 16.5 tons of grain presently blocked in Ukraine because of the Russian aggression.
The minister reminded Mr. Griffiths of France’s efforts relating to meals safety, diet and sustainable agricultural improvement as meals safety continues to deteriorate worldwide. Their dialog touched on the implementation of the Meals and Agriculture Resilience Mission (FARM) initiative launched by President Macron and endorsed by the European Council along with different initiatives taken by the worldwide group to take care of the meals disaster.
The minister additionally introduced EU actions taken beneath the French EU Council presidency to assist Ukraine export its agricultural merchandise, together with the institution of “Solidarity Lanes.” As well as, she spoke about efforts to mobilize the personal sector launched by the agriculture minister in Paris yesterday.