Putin: “World hunger threat due to energy price volatility”

“Deterioration of the quality of life in both developed and developing countries”

Vladimir Putin warned of the existence of a “real threat of hunger” in the world due to the volatility of energy and food prices due to the war in Ukraine. During the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in the capital of Kazakhstan Astana, the Russian president said that there is “an increase in price volatility” which “leads to a deterioration in the quality of life. in developed and developing countries “.

“Indeed, there is a real threat of hunger and large-scale social upheaval, especially in the poorest countries,” said Putin, quoted by the Russian news agency Interfax, calling for “the elimination of all artificial barriers and illegitimate which prevent the restoration of the normal functioning of global supply chains “. This would allow “urgent problems in the field of food security to be solved and Russia is doing everything possible to deliver products to countries in need”.

Putin argued that “the world is becoming multipolar” and highlighted the key role played by Asia in this situation. “There are new centers of power that are strengthening,” he explained, while he supported “development and prosperity in Asia. It is necessary for this to create a totally open space for trade and cooperation in mutually beneficial investments, for the ‘expansion and deepening of cooperation links in various sectors of the economy “.