Germany will host a meeting on the looming global food crisis caused by the war in Ukraine with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken among those attending, a government spokesman said. The gathering on Friday under the title "Uniting for Global Food Security" will address looming shortages caused by the war, the spokesman told a press conference in Berlin.
"The government is particularly committed in its presidency of the G7 to finding joint answers to the looming global hunger crisis triggered by Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine'', he said. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock tweeted that the conference would aim to "stabilise food supplies worldwide". The West has demanded Moscow stop blockading Ukraine's Black Sea ports to allow vast stores of grain to be taken to world markets as fears rise of famines in vulnerable regions.