President Sisi, FAO chief confer over impact of Ukraine War on Egypt's food security

egypt Tue, Mar. 5, 2024
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received Sunday Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Qu Dongyu to confer over the global food crisis, particularly the repercussions of the Russia-Ukraine War on Egypt, which is one of the largest grain importers in the world.

President Sisi showcased Egypt's endeavors to overcome that challenge in a radical way by expanding the agricultural surface area and by capitalizing on scientific research to enhance productivity. That is why four million feddans are estimated to fully enter service by the end of 2025, to be added to the existing 9.4 million feddans.

In that regard, the FAO secretary general expressed keenness on deepening the current cooperation between Egypt and the organization with the aim of improving the Egyptian people's food security. That is why the two sides signed earlier this week the 2024-2027 framework programme.

Sisi and Dongyu discussed the famine in Gaza Strip, Egypt's efforts to deliver aid by land and air, and FAO's initiatives on that front.