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09 June 2023, 12:19

EAEU to discuss emergency food fund initiative

MOSCOW, 9 June (BelTA) - The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) will discuss the proposal to set up an emergency food fund, with the food security situation remaining stable, official representative of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Iya Malkina told the media following the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council held in Sochi on 7-8 June. The Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting was attended by Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko, BelTA has learned.

According to Iya Malkina, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin came up with the initiative to set up an emergency food fund in the EAEU. “The commission will think about how to implement this initiative. No specific decisions have been made yet. At the same time we proceed from the fact that today the Eurasian Economic Union feels very confident in terms of food security. Every year we are gaining good indicators, and, in fact, our level of self-sufficiency in food is 97%. There is a small shortage in vegetables and fruits, but this is a position that is being restored with the help of partner countries, like Uzbekistan,” Iya Malkina said.

“We are quite strong and confident in this regard. I think that in the near future we will present some of our proposals in respect to the development of this fund,” the EEC official representative said.

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