Saudi Arabia asserts its intention to boost its food security

Saudi Arabia confirmed that it has taken important steps to enhance food security, and has developed strategies aimed at promoting food growth and facing the challenges of climate change and the scarcity of water resources. These efforts have contributed to improving food security indicators in the Kingdom.

This came in the Kingdom’s speech delivered on behalf of Prince Faisal bin Farhan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Engineer Walid Al-Khuraiji, during the Ministerial Conference on Global Food Security, which the United States of America called for at the UN.

“The challenges facing the international community require strengthening international multilateral cooperation” Eng. Al-Khuraiji said.

The common challenge we face today, which is the threat to food security, has proven that the path towards sustainable recovery depends on all of our cooperation to confront it.”
he added.

He pointed out that there are some challenges and risks that pose a real threat to the completion of the development process and global food security.

The Deputy Foreign Minister added: “One of the global health challenges is the spread of epidemics, as the spread of the (Covid-19) pandemic revealed to us the extent of the fragility of the international system in combating a virus that is not visible to the naked eye, which led to severe disturbances that affected societies and economies, and had devastating effects on people’s lives and livelihoods”.

He indicated that it negatively affected the hard-won development gains, as it caused a decrease in food needs globally, and led to a significant rise in the level of food insecurity, especially in the poorest countries.

He explained that the Kingdom’s ambitious vision 2030 focused on sustainable development efforts on building a sustainable agricultural sector, strengthening sectors supporting food systems, developing systems, and improving agricultural productivity.

He added: “The Kingdom has presented qualitative initiatives of importance to the region and the world as a whole. It can confront these challenges through many initiatives, most notably the (Green Saudi Arabia) and (Green Middle East) initiatives, and the circular carbon economy and emissions management.”

After the speech, Deputy Foreign Minister Eng. Al-Khuraiji drew attention to Saudi Arabia’s emphasis on the importance of strengthening the values ​​of pluralism and international cooperation stipulated in the Charter of the UN, to achieve the plans and objectives of international development.

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