MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 05th March, 2023) Turkey is making every effort so that Russia and Ukraine expand a trade agreement to ensure the export of grain to the Black Sea last year, said said Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Sunday.
“We are working hard to ensure the smooth implementation and further expansion of grain trade. I discussed with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres yesterday,” the Turkish prime minister told the 5th UN Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC5) in Qatar.
Cavusoglu recalled that the initiative helped families in the most developed countries by reducing food prices in the world.
On July 22, 2022, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations signed an agreement to provide a humanitarian bridge for ships with food and fertilizers to be exported from sea ports. Black Ukrainian. The agreement was extended again in November and is expected to end in less than two weeks, on March 18.
A source familiar with the discussions on his extension told Sputnik on Friday that the process is closed. One of the stumbling blocks, they said, is evidence for access to Russian food and disease in the world market.