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WorldAsiaDeputy Foreign Minister discussed with Turkish Ambassador aspects of further implementation of "Grains Agreement"

Deputy Foreign Minister discussed with Turkish Ambassador aspects of further implementation of “Grains Agreement”

Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Vershinin discussed with Turkish Ambassador to Moscow Mehmet Samsar aspects of further implementation of the “grain agreement”. This is reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

“An exchange of views took place on the implementation of the comprehensive agreements reached in Istanbul on July 22, 2022 – the Black Sea Initiative for the export of Ukrainian food products and the Russia-UN memorandum on export normalization Russian farms,” ​​the diplomat said. the mission said in a statement.

The Russian Foreign Ministry noted that during the conversation, special attention was paid to coordinating the next steps of Russia and Turkey as parties to the initiative.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was the first to announce the extension of the agreement. He expressed his gratitude to Putin, Zelenskyy and Guterres for extending the grain deal.

Later, Russia confirmed the extension of the “grain agreement” for two months.

Recall that in March, Moscow decided to reduce the period of the next extension to 60 days, that is, until May 18.

The “Grains Agreement” was concluded between Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the UN in July 2022. It consists of two parts. The first concerns the creation of safe maritime corridors for the export of Ukrainian grain. Moscow and Kyiv reached an agreement separately: each of the parties signed a document with the UN and Ankara. The duration of the transaction was 120 days, in November the parties extended it for another four months.

On March 14, 2023, the Russian Federation announced a further extension of the agreement, but for 60 days instead of 120.

The second part of the agreement was concluded by Russia and the UN. It provides that the international organization will contribute to the lifting of sanctions on the supply of Russian agricultural products to world markets, including: admission to ports and insurance of ships; deliveries of agricultural equipment and technologies to the Russian Federation; reconnect Rosselkhozbank to SWIFT.

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