CAIRO – 24 September 2021: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al Sisi warned, Thursday that many countries especially in Africa are facing starvations threats which requires quick and effective solutions to save millions of people’s lives.
He added during his speech at the UN Food Systems Summit that Egypt engaged in several discussions and talks along with other African countries to reach a unified African stance regarding the continent challenges.
“Establishing sustainable food systems that achieve food security for our communities should be a priority for all of us amid current challenges” Sisi said, explaining that the importance of establishing sustainable food systems comes in light of the exacerbation of climate change and the resulting rise in temperatures, water scarcity, deterioration in soil quality and desertification of agricultural lands.
Sisi added that the world should be discussing and presenting ideas and solutions to face the international currant food challenges and mobilize the necessary funding in this regard.
He noted that as part of preparing to the summit, Egypt took several moves on the national and the international levels.
‘Nationally, Egypt launched since December 2020, a dialogue bringing together the various concerned government institutions and representatives of the private and civil sectors, which resulted in consensus for the transition to a healthy and sustainable food system’, Sisi said.
Also, knowing the importance of providing students with healthy food, President Sisi said that Egypt recently joined the Global School Meals Coalition.
On the international level, Egypt engaged in discussions to formulate a unified African stance that reflects the food security challenges that face the continent.
Sisi stressed that the success of the summit depends on the leaders ability to reach solid results and conclusions.
“The success of the UN Food Systems Summit depends -in my opinion- on our ability to reach real results that contributes to formulating an ambitious and feasible system according to the priorities of countries and without imposing a specific vision’ Sisi said.