Turkey continues its diplomatic efforts on Removing obstacles to foreign grain and fertilizer exports from Russia minister Monday said, while companies in War-torn Ukraine hails Turkish mediation efforts and steps to prevent a possible food crisis.
Speaking to reporters after the cabinet meeting in Mevlut Cavusoglu, the capital, Ankara, said that the export of Russian fertilizer was also part of The Istanbul Grain Deal Signed by Turkey, the United Nations, Russia and Ukraine in July.
“The obstacles to Russian grain and fertilizer exports were not complete,” he said removed. We are looking at what steps We must meet Russia’s expectations and we coordinate work (on This matter),” added Cavusoglu.
About whether another deal is needed for export of Cavusoglu said the Russian grain, if there is nothing of Parties object current The term of the agreement will be extendedmaking an additional agreement unnecessary.
“The Russians have concerns that these demands (on The agreed-upon Russian grain exports) are not met. Now diplomacy is working to dispel these doubts.” added.
According to sector representatives, it is critical for The grain deal that was initially signed in July to be extended in order to prevent a possible The food crisis around the world.
Mohammed Saleh Taha, who He has granaries all over Ukraine. He told Anadolu Agency (AA) that he has been exporting grain from Ukraine since 1992 and sells the grain he buys from local farmers to world markets.
53-year-Old, who Of Syrian descent, they said that they began to find new solution to sell millions of ton of Product stuck in Ukrainian storage after the outbreak of war out And they did not resume exporting foodstuffs until after the grain corridor was established with Historic agreement.
Grain exports have declined since Russia invaded Ukraine in February and closed off The ports of its neighbor on the Black Sea lead up global Food prices and raising concerns of shortage in Africa and the Middle East.
Three ports on the Black Sea were finally opened of July under an agreement between Moscow and Kyiv mediated by the United Nations and Turkey.
cook who He emphasized that Turkey has taken on importance steps To prevent a grain crisis, added They are grateful to the country for that it role in opening of grain aisle.
“Today, without Turkey, there is no deal, but the most important thing is for other side (Russia) to comply with his responsibilities.”
Expressing the resumption of grain shipments thanks to effective Turkish diplomacy, Taha said, “Turkey is fulfilling its own responsibilities.”
Noting that the grain aisle should Works without hindrances in Yes avoid all over the world hunger Taha went crisis on To say that Ankara has become regional and global power with effective diplomacy.
Ukraine exported nearly 14.3 million tons of Grain so far in 2022/23 season, down 30.7% of the 20.6 million tons exported at the same time of The data of the Ministry of Agriculture showed the previous season on Monday.
Ministry data showed that exports so far in The July 2022 to June 2023 season included 5.4 million tons of 7.7 million tons of wheat of corn and 1.2 million tons of barley.
The government He said that Ukraine could harvest between 50 million and 52 million tons of Grain this year down From record 86 million tons in 2021 because of of Loss of Land for Russian forces and lower returns.