The ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia has had a global impact. From Europe to Asia, war has been considered the reason for inflation. At the same time, India and Sweden have expressed concern about the decline in global food security. India and Sweden have welcomed the expansion of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which facilitates safe passage for exports of grain, food, and fertilizers from the war-torn country.
India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, R Ravindra, made a joint statement on behalf of India and Sweden at the UN General Assembly on strengthening the coordination of UN humanitarian and disaster relief assistance, including special economic assistance. He said that Sweden and India are particularly concerned about the deterioration of global food security, further exacerbated by the war in Ukraine.
He said that India and Sweden fully support the Black Sea Grain Initiative and welcome its extension by 120 days, announced on 17 November, which means that Ukrainian grain, foodstuff, and fertilizer exports can continue through Black Sea ports. Could stay.
An UN-brokered deal allowing food exports from Ukraine was due to expire on 19 November but was extended amid the ongoing Ukraine-War conflict. More than 11.1 million tonnes of essential food have been shipped as part of the agreement involving Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, and the United Nations since it was signed on 22 July.
India has exported over 1.8 million tonnes of wheat to needy countries, including Afghanistan, Myanmar, Sudan, and Yemen, to help low-income countries fight against price rises and food