The result of the meeting in Berlin this week, development ministers of G7 countries agreed to establish an alliance to ensure global food security. It is reported by the ProAgro Group, citing the publication of Spiegel.
The Alliance should organize both financing and cooperation between the states in providing food to the population of the world.
“The terrible consequences of Russia’s war of conquest go far beyond Ukraine,” said German Development Minister Svenja Schulze (SPD) on the eve of the alliance agreement. – There is a risk of starvation because Putin is using starvation as a weapon.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock (Greens) also accused Russia of fomenting a “global food crisis” and a “grain war.
Schulze proposed the creation of an Alliance for Food Security along with World Bank director David Malpass as early as last month. Earlier this year, Germany assumed the one-year presidency of the G7 .
The Western-led food alliance is also seen as a reaction to the diplomatic vacuum. In fact, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has a global mandate on food and agriculture, but it is led by a representative of China, which has not positioned itself on the side of Ukraine in Russia’s war of invasion.