The World Bank is concerned that the gap between rich and poor countries is widening after the grain deal expires.
Attending the G20 summit in Gandhinagar, India’s Gujarat state on Tuesday, the World Bank was concerned about the widening gap between rich and poor countries. The big money earners’ discussions come a day after Russia refused to extend a deal authorizing Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea. Moscow has previously expressed its refusal to extend a July 2022 deal with Ukraine brokered by the United Nations and Turkey, denouncing sanctions on trade in Russian agricultural products.
The United Nations, outraged by this, warned millions of the world’s poor “Pay the Price”. “We live in troubled times; I should mention the fact that Russia left yesterday [lundi] We are here to discuss the Black Sea Initiative and Ukraine – and how to help more vulnerable countries.”German central bank president Joachim Nagel told Agence France-Presse. “It’s really weird”He added, “So Many Countries Blamed Russia”.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, responding to the Russian resolution, emphasized “One hundred million people face hunger” and that they were going “Pay the Price”. As described by the head of US diplomacy“Inadmissible” The Russian decision and it promised to lead to an increase in food prices. Moscow’s willingness to serve “Food is a weapon (…) “It will make it harder to get to places where food is most needed and drive up prices.”US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said.
As for Ukraine, it has shown willingness to continue exporting grain through the Black Sea with or without Moscow’s agreement on ship security. “Even without Russia, everything must be done to use this corridor [pour les exportations] In the Black Sea. We are not afraid”, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Early on Tuesday, Ukrainian air defenses were activated in the Odesa region, where three ports were part of the grain deal, local officials said.
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