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EU Ambassador Ederer exchanges on Syria and the global food crisis with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Vershinin

On 23 June, EU Ambassador Markus Ederer held a meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin to exchange on the humanitarian situation in Syria and the global food crisis. Ambassador Ederer underlined the key role of cross border mechanism in northwest Syria in complementarity to cross-line deliveries of humanitarian aid and early recovery inside Syria in addressing the needs of the Syrian people.    

Ambassador Ederer noted the full responsibility of Russia’s war against Ukraine for the global food crisis and underlined that there were no EU sanctions on the agricultural sector in Russia and the shipping of agricultural goods.