Many countries of the world are worried due to Russia-Ukraine War (File Photo)

The International Monetary Fund (IMF)

said on Thursday that since the start of the Ukraine


, about 30 countries have cut exports of essential commodities including food and fuel, which it is concerned about. It recently

welcomed the

Indian government's decision

to relax the originally announced restrictions on the export of wheat and allow some shipments .

IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said at a news conference here, “We are deeply concerned by measures such as banning exports of food items, fuels and fertilisers, which could lead to price increases and market volatility on a global scale.

So, this issue is far beyond India."

On a question related to India, Rice said, "Our monitoring indicates that since the start of the war in Ukraine, about 30 countries have cut exports of food and other essential goods, including fuel.

So, we are very concerned about it.

(IMF Managing Director) Kristalina Georgieva has been quite vocal on this issue.

(First Deputy Managing Director) Geeta Gopinath had also raised this issue again yesterday."

“With respect to India, we welcome its decision to ease the recently announced basic restrictions on wheat exports and allow some goods to be shipped, including pre-contracted goods and those from countries with food security requirements,” he said. Includes export.

We look forward to further easing of restrictions not only from India, but also from all the countries that have implemented them.”