Prime Minister Dr. Moeen Abdul-Malik stressed that the government has worked since the beginning of the global crisis in food supply chains and the rise in prices to take important steps in finding alternative markets for imports to maintain food security for citizens, and succeeded in excluding Yemen from export ban decisions, most notably the friendly Republic of India.
This came while he chaired the meeting of the Food Security Committee, today, Tuesday, at the General Office of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in the temporary capital, Aden, with the participation of ministries and relevant government agencies, the head of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Aden, and major importers of wheat.
The Prime Minister directed the need to focus on providing a safe food stock of basic commodities, especially wheat, for at least six months, and to strengthen coordination and integration between the government, the private sector and local authorities to monitor markets in the supply and price aspects.. He noted the role played by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in intensifying communication through Its field teams to follow up the situation, communicate with merchants and monitor markets And work within and through the government to facilitate all complications to ensure easy access to food supplies.. He praised the important role of the private sector in supporting the government’s efforts to achieve food security.
Dr. Maeen Abdulmalik reviewed the repercussions of the global crisis in food supply chains and the rise in prices of basic materials on the humanitarian situation in Yemen, and the steps taken by the government in coordination with importers and the private sector to deal with this crisis and mitigate its repercussions in all possible ways.
In turn, the Minister of Industry and Trade affirmed the continuation of the efforts made by the ministry in coordination with partners in the public and private sectors to secure urgent needs and secure a good level of food stock that satisfies market requirements and consider opening direct import lines from a number of target markets and providing all forms of support and overcoming difficulties to provide goods the basic.