The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell stressed that the European Union (EU) is doing everything that can be done to solve the food crisis.
In exclusive statements to the “Al-Arabiya News” TV channel, Borrell said that several European countries are ready to remove mines from Ukraine’s ports and secure sea lanes.
He explained that reaching an agreement that would allow the export of grains and fertilizers could help reduce food prices and ease the global food crisis.
Moreover, EU high representative stressed that the sanctions imposed by the European Union (EU) are not the cause of food shortages.
In press remarks, Borrell said that the European Union (EU) plans to provide 225 million euros to help North African countries cope with the food crisis.
Moreover, he stressed that stopping Ukraine’s war is the key out of the food crisis, warning of dire economic consequences if the Black Sea ports remain closed.
Earlier, Borrell said that the Russian military attack on Ukraine “threatens to trigger a global wave of hunger.”
In addition, he stressed that EU sanctions had “never targeted” the export of Russian agricultural products.
Moreover, Borrell expressed the bloc’s readiness to work with the United Nations (UN) and its partners to stop the impact on global food security.