István Nagy, the minister of agriculture, said that Hungary is prepared to cooperate closely in helping to expand efforts to free grain stuck in Ukraine.
The current grain crisis concerns not just Ukraine and Hungary but the entire world, István Nagy said after talks with his Ukrainian counterpart in Lviv. If Ukraine’s seaports remain closed and the country’s grain is not shipped out, parts of the world could face famine, and the people living there could set off for Europe, triggering a severe migrant crisis, Nagy said. He urged immediate and long-term solutions to the grain crisis, saying Hungary was prepared to cooperate in expanding efforts to move the grain out of Ukraine. He underlined the importance of developing rail transport, trans-shipment ports and silos, adding that the European Union may also support such investments. Nagy called for the establishment of a business zone in the Hungary-Ukraine border region that could house grain processing facilities, arguing that such an investment would ensure long-term food security for the world.
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