Erdogan said he agreed with Putin to send food to the poorest countries as part of a grain deal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he had reached agreements with Russian President Vladimir Putin on providing food to the “poorest countries” as part of a grain deal.

“During our last talks with Mr. Putin, he confirmed our agreements that the grain that goes through the Black Sea grain corridor will be processed into flour and delivered to the poorest countries in Africa,” Mr. Erdogan said at the first post second round of presidential elections meeting leadership of the ruling party of Turkey. Which countries will receive food through the grain corridor, he did not specify.

According to him, now the details of the agreements on sending grain to the poorest countries are still being worked out. The Turkish President also called for the “development and expansion” of the Black Sea grain initiative.

In May, Russia extended its participation in the grain deal concluded in the summer of 2022 with Ukraine with the participation of the UN and Turkey. It involves opening ports in Ukraine for the export of agricultural products, as well as unblocking the export of Russian food and fertilizers. Moscow has threatened to stop the implementation of the agreement after July 17 if its demands are not met, including the reconnection of Rosselkhozbank to SWIFT.

About the grain deal – in the publication “Kommersant” “Wheat floats on.”

Alexander Kislov


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