Turkey announced imminent negotiations on the export of grain from the ports of Ukraine

CNN Turk: Negotiations on the export of grain from the ports of Ukraine will be held next week Representatives of Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the UN will hold talks on the export of grain from Ukrainian ports next week in Istanbul. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres are expected to take part

Negotiations on the export of grain from Ukrainian ports will be held next week in Istanbul, in which representatives of Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations (UN) will take part, CNN Turk reports citing sources in the administration of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

It is expected that Turkish President and UN Secretary General António Guterres will join the talks. Before that, within a week, a delegation from the Ministry of National Defense of Turkey will travel to Russia to discuss the “grain issue” and the mechanism for its solution. At the talks in Istanbul, as expected, a decision will be made on the “grain corridor”.

RBC sent a request to the Russian Foreign Ministry. After the publication of the material, Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov clarified to TASS that the contacts will take place through the Ministry of Defense, President Vladimir Putin does not plan to participate in the meeting.

The Milliyet newspaper writes that on the eve of Erdogan spoke with Guterres on the phone, during the conversation they discussed joint efforts to export Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea, which will be a factor in preventing a global food crisis.

According to the publication, for the export of grain from the territory of Ukraine under a four-party agreement, a representative of one of the parties will have to be in Istanbul. After the final decision on the mechanism of the “grain corridor” ships within a month will begin to export grain from Ukrainian ports through the Bosporus and Dardanelles. In just six—eight months, it is planned to export 35–40 million grain. First of all, the departure of merchant ships waiting in Odessa ports is expected.

Deputy head of the office of the Ukrainian President Kyrylo Tymoshenko reported that 39 civil ships under the flags of 14 countries of the world are in Odessa ports.

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Vice Director of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Maurizio Martina, said that at least 6 million tons of wheat and 14 million tons of corn. According to him, due to military actions in Ukraine and obstacles to the export of grain, the number of hungry people in the world this year will increase by 18 million people.

In addition to the UN and Turkey, France was called to become an intermediary in unblocking ports. Paris declared its readiness to take part in the operation to unblock the port of Odessa. At the same time, the Russian Ministry of Defense is still reporting on the military operations of Russian troops near the city.

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