UN Secretary General’s request to extend the grain agreement

The Secretary General of the United Nations called for the acceleration of operations within the framework of the Black Sea Grain Agreement and its extension.

According to Anatoly, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for the acceleration of operations within the framework of the Black Sea Grain Agreement and its extension.

Farhan Haq, the Deputy Spokesperson of the United Nations, announced in a statement that Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of this organization, has called for the acceleration of operations within the framework of the Black Sea Grains Agreement and the extension of this vital initiative.

He added: “Guterres regrets the slow down of inspections and the removal of the port of Yuzhnei.” This situation has led to a decrease in the movement of ships and a decrease in the supply of food in the world markets.

It is stated in this statement: The Secretary General of the United Nations asks the parties to make all the necessary efforts to speed up the operation and extend the duration of this vital agreement.

Russia had previously announced that the Black Sea agreement with Kiev on the export of Ukrainian grain will soon cease to be effective if the UN agreement with Moscow on the removal of obstacles to the export of Russian grain and fertilizer is not fulfilled.

In this regard, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said: If everything remains as it is, which it apparently will, I must say that this agreement will no longer be practical.

According to Euro News, last year, in an agreement with Russia, the United Nations pledged to help this country in overcoming any obstacles regarding the export of fertilizers and grains.

The UN-Russia agreement came at the same time as an agreement allowing Ukraine to safely export food and fertilizer.

It should be mentioned that Turkey, Ukraine, Russia and the United Nations, with the mediation of Ankara, signed the document on the “safe transfer of grains and food from Ukrainian ports” on July 22, 2022 in Istanbul. So far, dozens of ships carrying Ukrainian grain have gone to the world markets by passing through Turkish straits.

A Spanish newspaper had previously revealed that the grain exported from Ukrainian ports was mainly destined for continental Europe.

The Spanish newspaper “El Pais”, citing the data published by the United Nations and the statistics related to the tracking of ships, announced in a report that at least 38% of the grain exported from Ukraine was sent to the European Union countries. The basis of the recent agreement between Russia and Ukraine, with the mediation of the United Nations, was to export these grains to developing countries in Africa.

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