OREANDA-NEWS. In 2020, Russia will contribute up to $ 20 million for food for the Syrian population to the UN World Food Program Fund.

"To contribute in 2020, at the expense of the federal budget, a one-time voluntary targeted contribution of the Russian Federation to the UN World Food Program fund in the amount of up to $ 20 million to finance the costs of the project" Providing food, nutrition and livelihood to the population affected by the conflict in Syria", the government of the Russian Federation said in a statement published on Thursday on the official portal of legal information. The document was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

The Foreign Ministry was instructed to inform the Syrian authorities of the decision, and the Ministry of Emergencies - "to agree with the UN World Food Program on the conditions and procedure for the purchase on the Russian market and the supply of food to Syria".