Mozambican president holds phone talks with Zelensky

 Mozambican president holds phone talks with Zelensky

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky held a phone conversation on Wednesday to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

The two leaders discussed the situation on the war front and food security, according to a tweet by Mr Zelensky.

The war in Ukraine has worsened already existing grain shortages in Africa caused by bad harvests and insecurity. Over 40% of wheat consumed in Africa usually comes from Russia and Ukraine.

The Ukrainian leader also congratulated Mozambique on its election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.

Mr Zelensky expressed his interest in explaining to African countries about the security situation in his country.

On his part, the Mozambican president explained why his country abstained from voting on a UN resolution that condemned Russia’s invasion of its neighbour.

Mr Nyusi said the dispute should be resolved through dialogue.

He welcomed Mr Zelensky’s intention to speak to African countries about the situation in Ukraine and to address economic ties with African countries.

Mozambican president holds phone talks with Zelensky