Russian, Indonesian presidents discuss Ukraine, food supplies
MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin and browsing Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday discussed the latest situation in Ukraine and the provides of grain and fertilizers amid a world meals shortage.
Throughout a joint briefing after their talks in the Kremlin, Putin reported that he educated Widodo in element of the circumstance in Ukraine.
Talking about the imbalance in the world wide foods current market, Putin attributed the problem to many yrs of irresponsible macroeconomic guidelines in some Western nations around the world.
Russia exported more than 43 million tons of grain final year, of which there had been 33 million tons of wheat, Putin reported, including that doable great harvests this yr will let Russia to sell far more.
Russia is also completely ready to deliver a adequate volume of fertilizers and other materials to Indonesia and other pleasant nations, he claimed.
To this conclusion, Putin stressed the “worth of restoring supply chains disrupted by the sanctions (on Russia).”
Widodo, who compensated a go to to Kyiv prior to traveling to Moscow, underlined the significance of marketing a peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian crisis.
“I conveyed a message from (Ukrainian) President (Volodymyr) Zelensky to President Putin and expressed my readiness to set up communication involving the two leaders,” he mentioned.
Widodo appreciated that Putin promised the protection of food items and fertilizer materials not only from Russia but also from Ukraine.