Fahrettin Altun, head of the communications department of the Turkish Presidential Administration, said that a consensus had been reached on the establishment of an operational center on the grain issue in Istanbul.
Altun said in an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero: “We took on the role of an intermediary. As a result of the contacts, a consensus was reached on the establishment of an operational center in Istanbul, and we hope that the grain will be taken out as soon as possible. We very much look forward to the importance of safely performing this operation.”
In addition, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that his country continues its efforts with the UN to resolve the grain crisis caused by the Russian-Ukrainian war.
“The grain crisis has demonstrated the importance of sustainable and safe transport lines,” Davutoglu said at a joint press conference on Monday after the meeting of the foreign and transport ministers of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan in the Azerbaijani capital Baku, adding that Turkey has made and continues to make major investments for increase its regional and international potential.
He explained that the trilateral meeting discussed regional issues and the issue of transport in the region, with a focus on continuing efforts with the UN to resolve the Ukrainian crisis.
He added that Turkey, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan are cooperating closely on many international platforms, and expanding cooperation is becoming increasingly important due to regional issues.
Earlier, Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that there is some progress in the issue of grain exports from the Black Sea ports, but there are technical issues that require discussion with Russia, Ukraine and the UN.
Source: Anatolia, RIA Novosti