Turkey announced a new meeting on the “grain corridor” in Istanbul
A new meeting on the “grain corridor” may soon take place in Turkey/Collage of Channel 24
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that a new meeting on the “grain corridor” is planned in the near future. We are talking about the talks in Istanbul between the delegations of the defense departments of Ukraine, Russia, Turkey, as well as UN representatives on the shipment of Ukrainian food by sea.
Acar assured that as part of the diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving the global food crisis, the relevant ministries and institutions have already held many multilateral meetings. The Turkish official noted that last time, on July 13, representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the UN for the first time gathered together at the same negotiating table and agreed on basic principles for transporting Ukrainian grain.
Turkey announced a new meeting of representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the UN in Istanbul
The Turkish Defense Minister said that his department continues to make efforts to turn the previously multilaterally agreed principles of Ukrainian food exports by sea into concrete implementation plan.
A meeting about this is likely to take place later this week, the official clarified.< /p>
Akar noted that in this context there are several important technical issues, in particular the establishment of an operational center in Istanbul, the organization of joint control at the points of exit and arrival of ships in ports, as well as guarantees for the safety of navigation on transfer routes.< /p>
Let's remind that the results of the preliminary meeting in Turkey were called “positive” by the UN. The Secretary General of the organization, António Guterres, said that the Ukrainian and Russian delegations demonstrated an understanding of the importance of dialogue. At the same time, the Russians had previously demanded personal inspectionsof ships with Ukrainian grain.
We add that the Kremlin's foreign policy adviser, Yuri Ushakov, recently told reporters that Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during < strong>meetings in Tehran on July 19 will allegedly once again discuss issues of grain exports from Ukraine via the Black Sea. According to Reuters, President Ibrahim Raisi will also take part in the visit of Erdogan and the head of the Kremlin to the capital of Iran.