Macky Sall: "We are experiencing a shortage of grain and fertilizer on the African continent"

Macky Sall: “We are experiencing a shortage of grain and fertilizer on the African continent”


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Macky Sall, President of Senegal and the African Union, is the guest of France 24 and RFI. From Paris, he returns to his recent visit to Sochi, Russia, during which he asked Vladimir Putin to “realize” that Africa is a victim of the conflict in Ukraine, due to the danger of a food crisis world. He will also comment on the political situation in Senegal, where the main opposition party is denouncing its exclusion for the next legislative elections.

The president of the Senegal and theAfrican Union (UA), Macky Sall, answered questions from France 24 and RFI. Asked about his trip to Sochi, in Russia, for rfind Vladimir Putin As AU President, Macky Sall says he went there “because we are experiencing a shortage of grain and fertilizer on the African continent.”

He said he had sent three messages to the Russian president. “Doing everything to help liberate Ukraine’s grain through the port of Odessa,” “access to grain and fertilizer,” and “the end of the war, a de-escalation.” “We call for talks with Ukraine and other parties,” Macky Sall said.

“If the grain is not produced, we will be in a very serious situation of famine that could destabilize the African continent,” warns the AU president.

Concerning the June 8 opposition protest against the rejection of the national list of the opposition in the July 30 legislative elections, President Sall recalled the spirit of the institutions.

“If we are a stable country, it is not a coincidence. We have an electoral code, it has been discussed for months. The country will hold its elections.”

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