Lebanese minister calls on Arab countries to cooperate for food security

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BEIRUT, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese caretaker Agriculture Minister Abbas Hajj Hassan on Monday called on Arab countries to develop a partnership to make a change in food systems to achieve food security in the region.

"It is time to sound the alarm bell regarding food security," Hajj Hassan was quoted as saying by the National News Agency, calling for "a partnership in planning and implementation through international and Arab organizations, led by the League of Arab States and through the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development."

The minister's remarks came during a meeting held in the capital Beirut by the UN Food Systems Coordination Hub in preparation for the first global Food Systems Stocktaking Moment in July.

Hajj Hassan said, "the Arab world makes up a big part of the world, and we have the ability to produce and partner, so the moment is very favorable."

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine, two of the world's biggest grain suppliers, has raised the risk of a global food crisis, forcing import countries to place food security at the top of their priorities. Enditem

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