New York (Debriefer) yemen's UN-recognized government on Thursday called on the Indian government to exempt the war-torn country from grain exportation embargo to avoid worse food insecurity.
Yemen needs help in these hard times, particularly from grain exporting countries like India, the Yemeni foreign minister said in a letter to his Indian counterpart, Shri Muraleedharan.
Yemen hopes to be exempted by India from the recent embargo on grain exports, and Yemeni wheat suppliers be given priority, Ahmed Bin Mubarak added, as this would help boost Yemen's food security and keep famine away from the country.
India is committed to supporting Yemen in different fields, including food security, the Indian minister of state for external affairs said, promising to consider the Yemen FM's remarks, according to the Riyadh-based Saba news agency.
Last week, India declared embargo on wheat exports following a serious increase in wheat prices around the world.
Yemen's wheat imports come from the United States (29%), Russia (26%), Ukraine (21%) and Turkey (17%), according to 2020 figures