France and partners launch "Save Crops Operation" to address food shortages caused by Ukraine conflict


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PARIS - France this week convened a meeting with partners including African nations, United Nations bodies and the European Union to urgently address the international food crisis deepened by the war in Ukraine, the Elysee said on Friday.

"The EU recalled the existing exemptions on all agrifood products and the provision of additional guidelines to clarify the applicability of its sanction regime towards Russia," the Elysee said, adding that it also planned to launch an emergency fertilizer purchase mechanism for Africa.

(Reporting by Tassilo Hummel; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)

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