Ukraine’s President Zelensky declares country as a global provider of food security

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said on his Twitter page that, in his opinion, Ukraine is the “guarantor of food security” around the world.

“Ukraine is interested in developing cooperation with Africa and, for its part, is ready to remain the guarantor of food security in the world,” Zelensky said in a conversation with Comoros President Azali Assoumani.

In addition, the President of Ukraine thanked Asumani for supporting Ukraine at international forums.

On July 22, 2022, representatives of Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and the UN signed the “Black Sea Grains” deal, which provides for the export of Ukrainian grain, food and fertilizer across the Black Sea from three ports, including Odessa, and a joint coordination center in Istanbul oversees the coordination of vessel traffic.

The deal is part of a comprehensive deal that includes lifting the ban on Russian exports of food and fertilizers, and Moscow has indicated that this has not been implemented, while at the same time there have been assurances from the UN that the restrictions will be lifted.

Russia has repeatedly pointed out that most of the grain from Ukraine, which was supposed to be sent to poor countries as part of the deal, is sent to the European Union.

Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, also said that the deal gave poor countries only about 3% of grain exports.

Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Representative of Russia to the UN, said earlier that on March 18 Russia extended the grain deal for a period of 60 days.

Source: News + RT

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