(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the crisis in Sri Lanka at the G-7 summit in Germany.
Modi was quoted as saying that India is helping Sri Lanka to ensure food security.
“We have dispatched about 35,000 tonnes of wheat as humanitarian aid to Afghanistan in the last few months. And even after the heavy earthquake there, India was the first country to deliver relief materials. We are also helping our neighbour Sri Lanka to ensure food security,” the Indian Prime Minister pointed out, according to the Press Trust of India.
Underlining that rising prices of energy and food grains are affecting all countries amid global tension, Prime Minister Modi suggested that for ensuring food security the focus should be on fertilisers’ availability, structured system for use of Indian agricultural talent, nutritious alternatives like millets and natural farming.
In an apparent reference to the Ukraine crisis, Modi noted that the G-7 and those invited at its summit were meeting amid an atmosphere of global tension and asserted that India has always been in favour of peace.
“Even in the present situation, we have constantly urged for the path of dialogue and diplomacy. The impact of this geopolitical tension is not just limited to Europe. The rising prices of energy and food grains are affecting all the countries,” he said in his remarks at the session on Stronger Together: Addressing Food Security and Advancing Gender Equality’ at the G-7 Summit.
Putting forward his suggestions on the subject of global food security, Modi said the focus should be on the availability of fertilizers, and keeping the value chains of fertilizers smooth at a global scale.