Al-Kazemi chairs an “emergency” meeting to confront the rise in prices and issues directives to three ministries
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Al-Kazemi's office said, in a statement received by Shafak News Agency, that the latter chaired, today, an emergency meeting devoted to discussing food security in the country and the rise in commodity and food prices in the markets, in the presence of the ministers of finance, foreign affairs, planning, trade, agriculture, water resources, and industry. , the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, and a number of advisors.
The statement indicated that the meeting discussed ensuring food security and the readiness of ministries; To achieve this in light of the crisis of the Russian-Ukrainian war.
Al-Kazemi directed the importance of securing strategic storage for basic foodstuffs, and overcoming the obstacles they face. He also directed the ministries of finance, trade and agriculture to take the necessary measures on the main points discussed at the meeting, and to put the issue of food security and securing strategic storage on the agenda of the Ministerial Economic Council and the Council of Ministers for this week. and take the necessary decisions about it.
The meeting discussed, according to the meeting, the water situation in Iraq, and the directive to secure the water quotas required for the cultivation of agricultural crops, especially the basic ones.
During the past two days, the Iraqi local markets witnessed a sudden rise in prices, especially basic foodstuffs, amid news that the Iraqi economy was affected by the developments of the Russian-Ukrainian confrontation, with the approach of the month of Ramadan.
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