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America avoids Russian grain and fertilizer sanctions to avoid starvation of the world

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America avoids Russian grain and fertilizer sanctions to avoid starvation of the world

Explore options with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other partners to adopt a plan to address food shortages


Friday – 25 Dhu al-Qi’dah 1443 AH – 24 June 2022 AD Issue No. [
15914]

International concern over the repercussions of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis on global food security (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Riyadh: Fath Al-Rahman Yusuf

Ramin Taloy, Assistant Secretary of State for American Economic and Trade Affairs, revealed that his country is adopting a plan, in cooperation with other countries, to spare the world a relentless famine due to what he described as the Russian aggression against Ukraine, to increase agricultural production, grain, and fertilizer fertilization, and to develop precise technology related to this, based at the time. He himself avoided his country from adding to the sanctions he described as severe on Russia, sanctions for stifling food production, while stressing the continuity of more other sanctions on Moscow.
Taloy warned of a food and humanitarian catastrophe in the Middle East and North Africa, if Russia continues to prolong its war on Ukraine, in light of the continuity of the problem of climate change and the Covid-19 crisis, revealing that the US administration is conducting discussions with its partners in the Middle East and the Gulf region, Including Saudi Arabia and the UAE, to discuss sources and options to confront the food crisis and the consequent exacerbation of urgent humanitarian needs in the entire world, stressing cooperation with them to bridge the potential gap in global food, with the importance of finding solutions to crises in the region, including Yemen and Syria.
In a press conference held yesterday with a number of media professionals around the world, in which Asharq Al-Awsat participated the day before yesterday, Talawi looked forward to cooperation with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other partners in the region, to promote possible solutions to the problem of global food and the shortage of humanitarian aid, indicating that there is an urgent need. For agricultural production that resists the rise in high temperatures that have regularized the world and confront climate change, the founder of the World Food Bank presented a plan to confront climate change and maximize agricultural production.
Taloy indicated that the US administration has adopted a plan to support farmers in America, provide fertilizers and increase production to face the global food problem if the Russian-American war is prolonged, as it works to maximize precision agriculture by using new technology, to address land fertilization and fertilizer, which resulted in an increase in financial production by 250 million dollars. To maximize and develop fertilizer enrichment and enhance smart technology to maximize modern agricultural operations, he blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for the global famine, noting that Putin has the ability to prevent this by taking a decision to stop the war on Ukraine.
He added: “We are currently working to solve the fertilizer problem globally, enhance humanitarian aid and motivate other countries to increase fertilizer production and increase productivity in the agricultural sector using advanced and growing methods, along with financial support, in cooperation with relevant international institutions, as well as solutions adopted by other countries in isolation from the United States.” American.”
The US official affirmed his country’s commitment to cooperate with friendly countries to overcome the effects of the Russian-Ukrainian war to prevent the exacerbation of food shortages in the world, noting that his country supported the Middle East with the equivalent of 900 million dollars, and Syria, Egypt and Lebanon with the equivalent of 450 million, including the displaced and refugees in Turkey +70 million to Yemen. And 60 million for Lebanon, indicating that the Group of Seven and the International Finance Corporation adopted a plan to confront this situation and mobilize diplomatic efforts to secure global food.
The US official discussed the problem of food shortages, climate change and the impact of Covid-19 on the world, noting that the Russian war on Ukraine has complicated matters, as food shortages have increased in light of the turmoil, instability and conflicts in some countries such as Syria, Libya and some other countries where global trade has been hindered. He pointed out that Russia is still confiscating foodstuffs through sea navigation and ships in the Black Sea, while it confiscated Ukrainian supplies, international navigational equipment and a number of grain shipments, while seizing more than 400,000 tons of Ukrainian grain.
He pointed out that the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the bombing of ports and on the Black Sea burned millions of tons of grain and food and prevented their access to the region and to North Africa and the Middle East, and this constitutes a serious threat to those who need food and humanitarian aid, stressing the need for Moscow to stop the war on Kyiv and allow the passage of ships loaded with grain and food, open crossings and ports, and not obstruct humanitarian corridors, noting that America is looking into how to address these Russian actions to prevent humanitarian disasters and food shortages.


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