Foreign Minister Hayashi Attends the World Summit on Food Security
On September 20,commencing at 2:25 p.m. (local time; September 21, 3:25 a.m. JST) for approximately 20 minutes, Mr.HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is visiting New York, U.S. for the United Nations General Assembly, attended the World Summit on Food Security. An overview of the meeting is as follows.
- This meeting was co-sponsored by H.E. Mr. Charles Michel, President of the European Council, H.E. Mr. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal and President of the AU, H.E. Mr. Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, President of the Government of Spain and Chair of the Leaders' Network, H.E. Mr. Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego，President-elect of the Republic of Colombia, H.E. Mr. Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany and H.E. Mr. Antony Blinken, Secretary of State of the United States.
- At this meeting, the participants discussed the impact upon and challenges to global food security, such as souring food prices and partial supply disruptions due to Russia's aggression against Ukraine. The participants considered guidelines for the international community's efforts to resolve the current food crisis.
- This was an opportunity for Japan to reaffirm its commitment to collaborating with the international community to address the urgent issue of global food insecurity.