President Alain Berset travelled to Kyiv to attend the International Summit on Food Security on Saturday, 25 November, where he met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. In addition to the impact of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine on global food security, the talks focused on bilateral relations and Switzerland's long-term solidarity with Ukraine as well as the Ukrainian peace formula. Summit participants also commemorated the millions of victims in Ukraine who starved to death during the Holodomor caused by the Soviet leadership 90 years ago.2023-11-25 14:45:24
Swiss President Alain Berset visited Kyiv to attend the International Summit on Food Security, where he met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The talks focused on the impact of Russia's war on Ukraine on global food security, bilateral relations, and Ukraine's peace formula.
The summit also commemorated the victims of the Holodomor, a famine caused by the Soviet leadership 90 years ago. The main topic of discussion was global food security, with agricultural production in Ukraine falling by 45% due to Russia's war.
Switzerland pledged to contribute three million francs to the World Food Programme to help those affected. Russia's actions also have global effects, as they hinder the export of Ukrainian staple foods.
Switzerland supports the UN's efforts to facilitate unhindered export via the Black Sea. The summit coincided with Ukraine's commemoration of the Holodomor, during which millions died due to Soviet policies.
President Berset laid flowers at the memorial in Kyiv. Switzerland expressed solidarity and support for Ukraine's reconstruction process and discussed the Ukrainian peace formula.
The Swiss government will send ten ambulances, six fire engines, and firefighting equipment to aid the strained Ukrainian healthcare system. Swiss experts will also provide on-site training for the Ukrainian fire service.
This shipment brings the total number of vehicles sent by Switzerland to Ukraine to 25 ambulances and 13 fire engines since the start of Russia's aggression, worth around CHF 3.9 million..
(Quelle:Swiss Federal Council modified with ChatGPT)
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