France calls emergency G20 grains meeting for mid-October
PARIS, Sept 17
PARIS, Sept 17 (Reuters) - France has called an emergency meeting of G20 countries for mid-October to discuss coordinated action to curb volatility on grain markets, the French president's office said in a statement.
France, which currently presides a G20 grains body set up last year, has together with the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) proposed a meeting of a Rapid Response Forum at ministerial level, it said.
The emergency meeting would follow a scheduled meeting earlier in October at which officials from G20 countries would discuss measures to curb supply and demand imbalances in agricultural markets, it said.
The announcement came after talks between French President Francois Hollande and the head of the FAO. (Reporting by Gus Trompiz; Editing by Muriel Boselli)
- Sunken Korea ferry relatives give DNA swabs to help identify dead |
- Vice-principal of South Korea school in ferry disaster commits suicide |
- Special Report: How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse
- Search resumes after Everest's worst climbing tragedy
- All 338 Korean students, teachers rescued from sinking ferry - school official