The UN secretary-general spoke with the Turkish president about “guarantees to improve, extend and extend” the agreement, enabling the safe export of Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea.
General secretary UN Antonio Guterres spoke with the president on Friday Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the “guarantees of improvement, extension and extension” of the agreement, enabling the safe export of Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.
According to Dujarric, Guterres and Erdogan also discussed how to improve exports of Russian food and fertilizer products to world markets.
Russia does not want to renew the grain deal
The Reuters agency reminds that Russia signaled that it would not agree to an extension after May 18 of the grain deal. Moscow claims that the list of its demands to facilitate its grain and fertilizer exports has not been met.
The agreement on unblocking grain exports from Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea was signed on July 22, 2022 in Istanbul by representatives Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the United Nations. The Ukrainian and Russian parties have concluded separate agreements on this matter with Turkey and the UN. After being renewed twice, the current deal expires on May 18.
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