Special reference to the effects of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in terms of food security in Egypt was made by President Anastasiadis in a Twitter post, on the occasion of the relevant discussion during the second day of the European Council in Brussels.
The leaders exchanged views via teleconference with African Union President Maki Sal on the issue of food security.
Noting that the second day of the special session includes, among others, “The shortage of grain, combined with rising food prices and high inflation, is affecting people in many parts of the world, including Africa and the Middle East,” he said. “Egypt is a critical partner of the EU and plays a central role in the Middle East,” added President Anastasiadis, adding that the country is also “The largest importer of wheat in the world, mainly from Ukraine and Russia.”
supports Egypt's resilience in this area.
Egypt is a critical partner of the EU and has a pivotal role in the Middle East. It is also the largest importer of wheat in the world, mainly from 🇺🇦 & 🇷🇺. A sense of food insecurity might become a challenge. EU should continue to act in support of food resilience in Egypt.
— Nicos Anastasiades (@AnastasiadesCY) May 31, 2022