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INTERNATIONAL

World Food Crisis: Food Security In Spotlight During Un Leaders Week

U.S. Secretary Of State Antony Blinken joined world leaders in highlighting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a contributing factor to high rates of global food insecurity during a United Nations Summit.

Speaking at the Global Food Security Summit, Blinken painted a picture of an already grim food security landscape when Russia launched its war in Ukraine.

Other speakers included Senegal's President Macky Sall and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. Sall pointed out that the war in Ukraine had led to inflation across all sectors of food production. Sanchez said that Russian President Vladimir Putin " is trying to blackmail the international community with a large part of the world's food needs."

The leaders also looked at ways to resolve the global food crisis, highlighting actions such as multilateralism, improved coordination, transparent trade environments, emergency food aid, and strengthening local food production systems to discuss further.