Russia-Ukraine war escaletes Africa’s food crisis – Guterres
Kuni .G. Isaac
UN Secretary-General Guterres speaking at the joint press conference with Senegalese President Macky Sall at the Senegalese Presidential Palace, stated that the effects of the Russia-Ukraine war were definitely felt in Africa as well as the whole world, and noted that all needless export restrictions should be removed to combat the food and energy crisis.
Guterres emphasized that the food crisis can be resolved by introducing wheat product in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus to the world request.
Speaking about the energy crisis, he brought fort the magnitude of promoting renewable energy sources.
“The Russia-Ukraine war has further strengthened the food, energy and economic crisis in the world and in Africa,” Guterres said. He refocused out that transnational monetary institutions should urgently put into effect debt regulation mechanisms for developing countries.
A call for the development of dialogue with the countries affected by the achievement.
UN Secretary General also spoke about the adding military accomplishments in West Africa.
Noting that the transnational community should maintain dialogue with Guinea, Burkina Faso and Mali, Guterres said,”We agreed on the significance of maintaining dialogue with the authorities of the three countries in order to accelerate the return to the indigenous order.” said.
Before the press conference, Guterres voyaged the UN Regional Office for West Africa and the vaccine product plant of the Pasteur Institute, which is still under construction, in the megacity of Diamniadio, 30 kilometers from Dakar.
After Senegal, Guterres will visit Niger and Nigeria on amini-Africa tour named “Ramadan solidarity”.