Minister for Europe and Overseas Affairs Catherine Colonna spoke at present with UN Beneath-Secretary-Basic for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths.
The minister and Mr. Griffiths mentioned the humanitarian state of affairs in Ukraine and the implications of Russia’s battle of aggression towards that nation, which instantly threaten meals safety in a variety of international locations. She expressed France’s help for UN efforts to facilitate the export of 16.5 tons of grain at present blocked in Ukraine because of the Russian aggression.
The minister reminded Mr. Griffiths of France’s efforts relating to meals safety, vitamin and sustainable agricultural growth 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 together with different initiatives taken by the worldwide neighborhood to take care of the meals disaster.
The minister additionally offered EU actions taken below 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.