Food crisis: AU chairman heads to Russia for talks with Putin

Macky Sail, Senegalese President
Senegalese President, Macky Sall

The head of the African Union, Senegal’s President Macky Sall, is travelling to Russia to discuss the food crisis caused by the war in Ukraine.

President Sall’s office said the visit was aimed at freeing up stocks of cereals and fertilisers that are currently blocked in Ukrainian ports.

Recalled that Ukraine and Russia have traditionally met Africa’s wheat import needs

African countries have been particularly affected by the price increases caused by the war.

President Sall is due to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on Friday.

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