The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio, is in New York at the invitation of the U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, to attend the “Global Food Security Call to Action” ministerial meeting. The event will take place at the United Nations and is part of the many initiatives launched in these past few weeks by G7 Countries in response to the rapidly worsening food crisis following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
A high-level meeting is also scheduled among a broad and diversified group of over 30 Ministers to discuss topics related to food security. The meeting aims at identifying possible lines of action by the international community to increase food supply and, at the same time, prevent insecurity in supplies from causing new conflicts and instability. The Ministers will also discuss the most urgent humanitarian issues, with a special focus on the most fragile Countries and regions.
During the event, Minister Di Maio will present to the participating Countries and organizations, the Italian initiative of a Mediterranean Ministerial Dialogue on the Food Security Crisis to be held on 8 June in collaboration with FAO. The initiative, developed within the G7 framework, aims at identifying the measures to be taken together with the Mediterranean partners and the competent international organizations to tackle the current food crisis.
On the sidelines, Minister Di Maio is expected to hold bilateral meetings.