New York, 20 May 2022 (TDI): Mukhtar Tileuberdi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, addressed the Ministerial Meeting on “Global Food Security Call to Action.”

Secretary Antony Blinken hosted the meeting to address the global food crisis.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, and heads of international organizations such as the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) were among those in attendance.

Foreign Ministers of Germany, Italy, Pakistan, Romania, Turkey, and representatives from 30 UN member states also attended the meeting.

Mukhtar Tileuberdi stated that Kazakhstan is prepared to increase agricultural product exports to the global market.

Further, he reaffirmed that they can give full help in securing the delivery of international humanitarian supplies to Afghanistan in a reliable manner.

In addition to it, In October of last year, the World Food Program acquired 20,000 tonnes of wheat from Kazakhstan for the Afghan people.

At the same time, Kazakhstan’s delegation leader urged partner nations to expand international financial assistance.

He further added that there is a need for financial assistance. This assistance will boost agricultural labor productivity in low-income countries, .

Meeting with UN SG

The Kazakh Foreign Minister met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a bilateral meeting on the same day.

Their topic of discussion was the dynamics and possibilities of Kazakhstan’s strong engagement.

The Minister presented the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s policies to construct a New Kazakhstan with the United Nations.

As well as the upcoming vote on constitutional modifications in Kazakhstan.

The UN Secretary-General was also invited to the VII Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions which is to be held in Nur-Sultan on September 14-15.

UN’s “Global Food Security Call to Action”

The shortages of food play a key role in maintaining global food security and the security of the country.

According to the United Nations, 44 million people in 38 countries are on the verge of hunger.

Over 811 million people are not getting enough food, which is alarming.

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