Alternative supply routes could be considered, but they will not solve the problem, António Guterres believes.
The world community cannot solve the problem of food shortages without supplies from Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus. This was stated by UN Secretary General António Guterres, reported by Interfax last night.
“There is enough food in the world. However, there is no effective solution without food from Ukraine and without food and fertilizer from Russia and Belarus,” he said at a ministerial meeting organized in New York.
In this regard, Guterres called on Russia “to ensure the safe export of grain located in Ukrainian ports.”
“Alternative routes can be considered, but they will not solve the problem,” the Secretary added.
Guterres stressed that “food and fertilizers from Russia should have unrestricted access to the global market.”
Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal reported that António Guterres had offered to reduce restrictions on potash exports from Russia and Belarus in exchange for unblocking Ukrainian ports.
Later, Moscow confirmed that relevant negotiations were underway. And Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said that Kyiv has already agreed with EU countries on developing alternative routes for the supply of Ukrainian food exports to world markets.
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