A shared symposium between the council and the Belarusian side on “The Global Food Security in the current geopolitical environment”
On the 25th of September 2023, the council held a joint seminar with on “The Global Food Security in the current geopolitical environment”, in cooperation with the Belarusian Embassy in Cairo and the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Research.
Participated in the meeting, the Ambassador of Belarus to Cairo/Sergei Terentiev, Ambassador Dr. Ibrahim Al – Dkhery the General Director of the Arabic Organization for Agricultural Development, which is affiliated to The Arab league, Mr. Kirill Petrovsky the advisor of Belarus to Italy and the advisor of the permanent mission of Belarus to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in along with, Mr. Anton Dudarenok, Mr. Olga Lazorkina, and Mr. Vitali Romanovski from the Belarusian Institute.
Participated in the seminar from the council, Ambassadors: Dr. Ezzat Saad, Ali Al-Hefny, Dr. Sadek Abd Elaal.
In the symposium, the participants asserted that the world is witnessing an accelerated geopolitical events that enhances the dilemma of Global Food Security. In this regard, they talked about the features of this dilemma for Belarus and the Arab Countries, stressing on the importance of cooperation to overcome the recent challenges in this concern.
In a related context, the representatives of the council pointed out the efforts of Egypt to overcome the risks of the Global Food Security. As these efforts include diversifying the sources of export, in addition to having a strategic stock of the strategic food goods, and conducting national projects to increase shortage capacities.
Moreover, Egypt expressed its position about Global Food Security in different international conferences that dealt with this issue. These international conferences include the second summit of Africa-Russia, the 18th summit of G-20, the summit of “77+ China”.
In a related context, the participants affirmed that the developing countries is suffering from the crises of food security. As the impact on the developing countries includes high food and fertilizer prices. Hence, the needs of these countries should be considered, specially the African countries. By this way, this will decrease the impact of the crisis on the economy of these countries especially in the aspects of food security, supply chain, and energy.
In conclusion, it’s important to find urgent solutions to provide food and fertilizers to these countries with reasonable prices to help them overcome this crisis. These solutions could include the search for fund mechanisms that support agriculture and food systems in these countries.