Supply and Internal Trade Minister Ali El Moselhy stated on Sunday that the Egyptian State adopted many strides over the past eight years to achieve food security by reclaiming more lands and cultivating strategic crops.
He explained that the Russian-Ukrainian conflict affected the prices of commodities globally in light of the rise of transport and energy prices, calling for rallying all international efforts to reduce the price of food and energy, especially for developing nations.
Moselhy underlined the importance of engaging major states in achieving food security and carrying out sustainable applicable solutions to secure food to all world populations by 2030 and limit climate change.
Meanwhile, the minister held several meetings on the sidelines of the forum, including a meeting with the German agriculture minister. He also called for stepping up cooperation with Germany in the agricultural and food security domains.
He expressed Egypt’s desire to increase its imports of German wheat and flour as part of its policy aiming at diversifying sources of imports.
The minister made the remarks during his participation in the international forum for food and agriculture, currently in session in Berlin. Over 70 agriculture ministers are taking part in the event that kicked off on January 18.