Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed the need to fully implement the historic Istanbul Agreement on grain exports.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara is working with Moscow on grain shipments from Russian ports, after a landmark deal that lifted the block on stalled Ukrainian grain exports. rice field.
“It was actually the first Razoni dry cargo ship to pass through Istanbul. Behind it, there are about 20 ships waiting in the port,” he said late Friday, before signing a Türkiye-brokerage deal earlier this week.
“Above all, Russia is now saying: ‘We are ready, we have the power to leave the port. When are we going to mediate?'” Russia.
“Our relevant ministries, mainly the Ministry of Trade, are working quickly on this issue,” he said.
Earlier on Friday, President Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in the Russian coastal city of Sochi to discuss bilateral relations, regional and international issues.
Leaders stressed the need for “full implementation of the Istanbul Agreements, including unhindered exports of Russian grains, fertilizers and raw materials for their production.”
On July 22, Turkiye, the United Nations, Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement in Istanbul to reopen three Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea for grain exports. Moon.
Ankara has garnered international acclaim for acting as a broker in a breakthrough that is expected to alleviate global food shortages and inflation.
Erdogan said Russia has 40 million tonnes of goods, adding: “There are countries that spread rumors as if Turkiye stopped ships.” There is no such thing”.
He added that all ships pass through Turkey before reaching their final destination.
The Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni, the first ship to leave Ukraine under the agreement, left Odessa on Monday carrying more than 26,500 tonnes of corn.
Got security clearance in Istanbul on Wednesday, in the middle To the final destination, the port of Tripoli, Lebanon.
3 more shipscarrying more than 58,000 tons of grain, set sail from Ukrainian ports on Friday.
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