Indonesia’s leader mentioned the food crisis during the Russia-Ukraine peace mission

Indonesia’s leader mentioned the food crisis during the Russia-Ukraine peace mission

After visiting Ukraine and Russia, Indonesia’s president expressed optimism about the reintegration of the world’s damaged food and fertilizer supply chains and offered to serve as a diplomatic intermediary between the two countries.

After a Thursday bilateral discussion in Moscow, President Joko Widodo and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke at a press conference. Widodo is the G20 president this year.

His journey came after a trip to Kyiv on Wednesday, when he had a meeting with Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine.

“I highly value President Putin’s prior promise to ensure the security of supplies of food and fertilizer coming from both Russia and Ukraine. 

So the news is positive, “declared the president of Indonesia, often known as Jokowi.

For the sake of humanity, I also support the UN’s efforts to help Ukrainian and Russian agricultural products rejoin the global food supply system.

Jokowi said that he had encouraged G7 leaders to make sure that sanctions on Russia would not impair the supply of food and fertilizer at a meeting in Germany this week.

Global commerce has been severely disrupted by the conflict in Ukraine, with grain and wheat prices skyrocketing due to a blockade of Ukrainian seaports and restrictions on Russian goods, including oil, gas, and fertilizer.

President Putin denied that Russia prevented Ukrainian grain shipments when he spoke with Jokowi in Moscow.

He said, “No one is stopping them from removing those mines, and we guarantee the safety of getting grain out of there. 

But unfortunately, the Ukrainian military has mined the entrances to their ports.

In his role as G20 president this year, Jokowi has worked to mend the gaps in the group’s unity that the conflict in Ukraine and threats to boycott the summit if Russia participated highlighted, as well as to use his nation’s non-aligned status to call for peace.

On Thursday, he claimed to have communicated with Putin a message from Zelenskiy and said that Indonesia was ready to serve as a “bridge of communication” between the two presidents. However, what was in the news was not spoken by him.