The alternative versions of the grain deal are inferior to the original agreements in terms of security, the Turkish president said.
Negotiations between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian leader Vladimir Putin on renewing the grain agreement have been fruitless. This was learned after their meeting was completed on Monday, September 4.
According to Erdogan, the alternative options for the grain agreement are inferior to the original agreements in terms of security.
“The alternative proposals on the agenda fall short of expectations in terms of security and other aspects,” he said, adding that the agreement “played a big role for the poorest countries.”
The President of Turkey assured that his country continues to pay attention to Russia’s concerns regarding the implementation of the grain agreement.
“We will prepare a new package in consultation with the UN, and I believe that we will achieve a result. Turkey will make every effort, and we believe that we will achieve a result in terms of this agreement as soon as possible. ,” Erdogan added.
In turn, Putin said that the Russian Federation will organize the supply of 1 million tons of grain to Turkey for processing with the aim of further free delivery to the poorest countries.
“In this sense, we rely on the assistance of the state of Qatar, which, for humanitarian reasons, is ready to support the poorest countries,” Putin said, adding that Russia does not consider these deliveries as an alternative to grain settlement.
Recall that Moscow had earlier called for a possible deal with Turkey and Qatar as an alternative to the grain deal.
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