Food and Energy Security a Priority Issue in Foreign Ministers Meeting

Diana Mariska
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Indonesia G20 presidency (Photo: Antara) - Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that food and energy will be one of the main issues to discuss in the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bali as G20 host Indonesia holds the high-level meeting amid the ongoing war in Ukraine.

According to the Ministry, the event will focus on multilateralism as well as food and energy security, and on the latter subject, the meeting is expected to result in solutions that will resolve the current crises triggered by the war.

“The second session on food and energy security will discuss strategic steps to overcome the food crisis, fertilizers shortage, and rising global commodity prices,” a statement released by the Ministry on Wednesday, July 6, read. “Rising commodity prices and disruption of global supply chains have had major impacts on developing countries. For this reason, the G20, as an economic forum representing various regions of the world, has the power to discuss these issues comprehensively to find sustainable socio-economic solutions.”

Executive director of the World Food Programme David Beasley, representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All Damilola Ogunbiyi, and World Bank’s managing director Mari Elka Pangestu have been confirmed as speakers for the session.

 The event, which will be held on July 7-8, will also focus on multilateralism and discussion on “joint steps to strengthen global collaboration and build mutual trust among countries, which will become an enabling environment for world stability, peace, and development.”

Speakers for this session are UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and economic professor Jeffrey Sachs.

During the event, Indonesia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi will also hold bilateral meetings with her counterparts from G20 countries and other invited countries.

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