TOKYO: Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy countries agreed on Friday that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine had brought about the current global food crisis, and Moscow was responsible for the matter, Japanese Foreign Minister HAYASHI Yoshimasa said.
Hayashi made the comment to reporters after a G7 foreign ministers’ meeting in Berlin, in which he had participated remotely.
The members noted that Russia’s blockade of the Black Sea and bomb attacks against grain warehouses and harbor facilities caused further food shortages.
Japan intends to support grain exports from Ukraine, and plans to look into further food assistance to respond to the global food crisis, Hayashi said.
(With inputs from JIJI Press)