THE BLACK SEA GRAIN INITIATIVE IS SUPPORTED BY INDIA: RUCHIRA KAMBOJ

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“India supports the efforts of the UN Secretary-General in continuing the Black Sea Grain Initiative and hopes for an early resolution to the present impasse,” Kamboj said in a statement to the UN Security Council.

She also expressed gratitude to the United States for its leadership of the Security Council and for bringing attention to the vital problem of food hunger brought on by armed conflict.

“We must cooperate to find consensus through communication and diplomacy. Building a peaceful, cooperative, and multilateral world is crucial to our shared future. enhancing international governance and architecture to safeguard the world order. Therefore, upholding global rules and principles must be a shared obligation, according to Kamboj.

“We must move beyond the limitations we currently face if we are to address the developing food grain shortages. India is absolutely committed to doing its part in addressing today’s global challenges, as evidenced by our inclusion in the Global Crisis Response Group Number’s Champions Group, she continued.

India’s permanent representative stated in regards to the Black Sea Grain Initiative that “recent developments in this matter have not helped in securing the larger cause of peace and stability very quickly, Madam President, and I would like to state that India has always been proactive in assisting our partners in times of distress.”

Kamboj also recalled how India gave food help in the shape of hundreds of metric tonnes of wheat, rice, pulses, and lentils to numerous nations, especially those in our neighbourhood and Africa, to boost food security even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

India started donating 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat to the Afghan people, she said, “in light of the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.”

“In a same vein, India has continued to provide Myanmar with humanitarian aid, including a donation of 10,000 tonnes of rice and wheat. We have also provided food assistance to Sri Lanka during its difficult times, she said.

Using our G20 presidency, she continued, “all these were consistent with our foreign policy priority of neighbourhood first and our firm belief in the abiding ethos of Vasudhev Kutumbakam, where India sees the world as one large interconnected family.”

She claimed that India had pushed for more action to hasten the completion of the SDGs, particularly SDG Two, which calls for the eradication of hunger.

She continued, quoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “The Indian presidency is committed to depoliticizing the global supply of food, fertilisers, and medical products so that geopolitical tensions do not result in humanitarian crises.”

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