At G7 summit, Jokowi calls for Russian food and fertilizers not to be subject to sanctions

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo or Jokowi requesting the support of G7 countries to integrate Russian food and fertilizer exports into global supply chains. Jokowi also openly asked G7 countries not to impose sanctions on the two Russian commodities.

Jokowi also called for the sanctions non-compliance policy to be proactively brought to the global public. Thus, there is no lingering doubt in the international audience.

“This intensive communication must also be reinforced by communication with related parties such as banks, insurance, shipping and others,” Jokowi said at the summit. G7 session II on the theme of food security and gender equality, which took place in Elmau, Germany, on Monday, June 27, 2022.

In addition, Jokowi also called on G7 countries to integrate Ukraine’s wheat exports. Exports are currently hampered due to the protracted war in the country. Thus, Jokowi asked the G7 countries to help him so that wheat exports from Ukraine can start immediately.

Both requests were forwarded by Jokowi to the G7 countries, which consisted of Germany, France, Canada, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, and the European Union. Applications are also submitted in the middle of a row economic sanctions imposed by America and Europe for Russia’s actions in Ukraine.

In his remarks at the second session of the G7 Summit, Jokowi generally called on the G7 and G20 countries to work together to overcome this problem. food crisis. Jokowi said the food crisis now threatens people in developing countries with falling into extreme hunger and poverty. “323 million people in 2022, according to the World Food Programme, are at risk of facing acute food insecurity,” Jokowi said.

For this reason, Jokowi said the G7 and G20 have a great responsibility to overcome this food crisis. “Let’s assume our responsibilities now and from now on,” Jokowi said.

According to him, food is the most fundamental human rights issue. Women from poor families are certainly those who suffer the most from food shortages for their children and their families.

“We must act quickly to find a concrete solution. Food production must be increased. The global food and fertilizer supply chain must return to normal,” Jokowi said.

Jokowi then re-emphasized the fertilizer issue. “Especially for fertilizers, if we fail to manage it, a rice crisis involving 2 billion people, especially in developing countries, may occur,” he said.

Then at the end of his speech, Jokowi did not forget to invite the G7 leaders to attend the G20 summit in Bali. “I am waiting for the G7 leaders to attend the G20 summit. See you in Bali, November 15-16, 2022,” Jokowi said.

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