October 5, 2023

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Russian, Indonesian presidents discuss Ukraine, food supplies

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Indonesian President Joko Widodo make press statements in the Kremlin on June 30, 2022. [Photo/Kremlin press release]

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin and traveling to Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday talked about the existing scenario in Ukraine and the materials of grain and fertilizers amid a world food items shortage.

All through a joint briefing right after their talks in the Kremlin, Putin reported that he knowledgeable Widodo in element of the scenario in Ukraine.

Talking about the imbalance in the world-wide foodstuff market place, Putin attributed the trouble to numerous many years of irresponsible macroeconomic procedures in some Western international locations.

Russia exported more than 43 million tons of grain last 12 months, of which there were being 33 million tons of wheat, Putin explained, introducing that probable very good harvests this yr will permit Russia to offer extra.

Russia is also prepared to provide a sufficient amount of fertilizers and other resources to Indonesia and other welcoming nations around the world, he explained.

To this end, Putin stressed the “worth of restoring provide chains disrupted by the sanctions (on Russia).”

Widodo, who paid out a visit to Kyiv in advance of touring to Moscow, underlined the importance of selling a peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian disaster.

“I conveyed a message from (Ukrainian) President (Volodymyr) Zelensky to President Putin and expressed my readiness to set up conversation amongst the two leaders,” he explained.

Widodo appreciated that Putin promised the protection of food items and fertilizer supplies not only from Russia but also from Ukraine.