Washington, August 03 (QNA) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on Russia to fulfil its commitments on grain export, including facilitating unimpeded exports of agricultural products from Black Sea ports.
In a statement today, Blinken demanded that Russia end its attacks that render Ukraine's agricultural land unusable and destroy agricultural infrastructure, adding that if Russia continues its military operation, "the Ukrainian people and the most vulnerable people in the world will continue to suffer from its effects."
The continued implementation of the July 22 Agreement, facilitated by the United Nations, is essential to enhancing food security around the world, he said, considering the departure of a vessel Razoni with Ukrainian Grains safely in the Black Sea for the first time since February 26 as a "first step."
The US Secretary of State said the move "raises the hope of bringing millions of tons of grain stuck in Ukraine's ports to those facing food insecurity around the world", commending the UN and Turkey for mediating the diplomacy that led to the departure of the ship.
On July 22, the signing of the "Safe Shipping of Grains and Foodstuffs from Ukrainian Ports", between Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and the United Nations, took place in Istanbul, Turkey and the United Nations, the agreement ensures that exports of grain stuck in Ukraine's Black Sea ports to the world are secured.
Russia and the United Nations have also signed a memorandum of cooperation on the supply of Russian agricultural products and fertilizers to global markets across the Black Sea. (QNA)
03 August 2022
US State Secretary Calls on Russia to Fulfil its Commitments on "Grain Export"
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