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    EU Commission Praises G20 Support for Sustainable Farming, Food Security

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    G20 Agriculture Ministerial support sustainable agriculture for ensuring global food security, approved by the European Commission.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The European Commission praised the commitment by the G20 Agriculture Ministerial meeting to support sustainable agriculture for ensuring global food security, the EU body said in a press release on Friday.

    G20 Agriculture Ministerial meeting was held in Chinese Xian earlier on Friday.

    "I welcome the G20 conclusions as a sign of our common commitment to tackle the global challenges of food security, sustainable agriculture, innovation and ICT use in farming," EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan said as quoted in the press release.

    Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis also welcomed the commitment, saying that the European Union will act as a global leader in the struggle against antimicrobial resistance (AMR), promoting international awareness, methodologies, and surveillance systems.

    The G20 is a group of nations from world's 20 major economies. The members of the G20 are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, the European Union.


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