U.S. Depatment of State
Office of the Spokesperson
March 23, 2022
The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and the negative ripple effects it is already causing to food security and prices for essential commodities in Africa. The Secretary underscored U.S. views on the need for a clear, unified international response to President Putin’s invasion to put a swift end to this crisis.