Spain pledges EUR 14.5 million to bolster Ukraine’s food security efforts
Russia's war against Ukraine has had a significant impact on the rest of the world, putting food security at risk (Photo:Paolo Galasso / Alamy via Reuters)
Spain’s government will provide an extra EUR 14.5 million ($15.5 million) for the ongoing development of the global food security program, which was first introduced by the country’s prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, in September of last year.
Ambassador of Spain to Ukraine Ricardo Lopez-Aranda Jagu announced the extra funding at a briefing in Odesa, Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform reported on March 25.
“Last September, the prime minister of Spain declared at the United Nations General Assembly that Spain would provide over EUR 236 million ($254 million) for the implementation of this program. And now, Spain will add an additional EUR 14.5 million ($15.5 million),” the ambassador said.
The diplomat said global food security has been jeopardized by the impact of Russia’s war against Ukraine.
“The program demonstrates how Ukraine extends a hand of friendship to its friends in need. I am delighted that Spain has been able to participate in this program,” Lopez-Aranda Jagu said, adding that Spain will continue to provide military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.
As reported, Spain will send German-made Leopard tanks to Ukraine at the end of next week after they pass final tests at their testing site.
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