French FM Catherine Colonna Calls for Humanitarian and Financial Support for Ukraine at G20

- 08 July 2022 13:56 WIB
French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna posing for a photo in France. Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.  (Photo courtesy of diplomatie.gouv.fr)
French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna posing for a photo in France. Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. (Photo courtesy of diplomatie.gouv.fr)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – French Minister for European and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna is currently attending the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Bali on July 7 and July 8. 

According to a statement from the official website of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Colona will take the opportunity at the G20 FM Meeting under the Indonesian presidency to urge her G20 counterparts together with her European and G7 partners, to "step up humanitarian and financial support for Ukraine."

"At a time when Russia's war of aggression in Ukraine – conducted in flagrant violation of the UN Charter and international law – is having a deeply negative impact on the world economy, the ministers will discuss how best to respond as a group to the global consequences of that Russian-instigated war, specifically to the rise in energy prices and the aggravation of global food insecurity," the French Ministry's statement said.

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Catherine Colonna underlined Russia’s responsibility for this situation.

"She will call on the G20 countries to commit to combating market failures, especially in the areas of agricultural products and energy – failures that Russia is taking advantage of to finance its war on Ukraine. She will underscore the need for a joint roadmap on food security based on the European FARM initiative," the statement said.

According to a BBC report on Monday, heavy fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, with Russia slowly pushing forwards in key locations, and Russian forces have taken control over the eastern city of Lysychansk.

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The United Nations Development Program had released a report that Russia's invasion of Ukraine would lead millions of people around the world to experience poverty as a result of soaring food and energy prices that climbed in the weeks following the invasion.

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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara

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