Oleksandr Kubrakov, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine: "Black Sea Grain Initiative for safe transportation of agricultural products across the Black Sea" has been extended for another 120 days
17 November 2022, 09:30
This decision was just taken in Istanbul. The United Nations and Türkiye remained guarantors of the Initiative.
Today, Ukrainian agricultural exports remain an effective tool for countering the global food crisis.
Since August 1, when the Black Sea Grain Initiative started, Ukraine has exported more than 11 million tons of agricultural products to 38 countries around the world. This is a significant amount, but not enough.
The world market cannot replace Ukrainian agricultural products in the near future. At the same time, it is possible to increase the amount of our food for the world.
We officially appealed to the partners of the Initiative with a proposal to extend the initiative for at least 1 year and to include the Mykolaiv port in it.
We are waiting for their responses.
It is also important to ensure the effective operation of the Joint Coordination Center (JCC). We have already submitted our proposals in order to properly deal with the current issues.
We have to fully utilize all the available export potential of our ports so that the world quickly receives the necessary amounts of food.