The organization noted that the initiative, which has been effective since June last year, has been extended, however, they did not indicate for how long.
The United Nations confirmed the extension of the grain deal, which ended on Saturday, March 18. This was stated in the press service of the UN.
At the same time, the organization did not specify how long the “grain agreement” was extended.
“The Black Sea Grain Initiative, signed in Istanbul on July 22, 2022, has been extended. The initiative makes it possible to facilitate safe shipments for the export of grain and related food and fertilizer products, including ammonia, from some Ukrainian ports,” the UN said.
They recalled that at the beginning of the agreement, about 25 million tons of agricultural products were delivered to 45 countries in the world, which contributed to reducing world food prices and stabilizing markets.
Continuation of the deal commented US Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink. According to him, the agreement was extended by 120 days.
“As part of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, more than 24 million tons of food have been exported since August. We are pleased to see that this important initiative has been extended for another 120 days so that Ukrainian grain can continue to reach consumers around the world. ,” Brink said in a statement.
Recall, on Saturday, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine reported that Ukraine reached an agreement with Turkey and the UN to extend the grain deal for another 120 days. At the same time, Russia claims that it extended the grain deal for only 60 days, not 120. This was stated in the Russian Foreign Ministry.
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