Oleksandr Kubrakov: the agreement on the grain initiative has been extended for the next 120 days.
18 March 2023, 15:59
The agreement on the grain initiative has been extended for the next 120 days.
I am grateful to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and all partners for their joint efforts to extend the document for another 4 months.
This means that Ukraine continues to export its agricultural products through three deep-water sea ports. In particular, from August 1 until today, we have sent 25 million tons of grain for the needs of the world.
At the same time, the main challenge is to speed up vessels inspections in Turkey. This will allow the world to get even more Ukrainian agricultural products. We also continue to work on involving the ports of Mykolaiv region to the grain initiative and expanding the cargo range. Ukraine has been and remains firmly embedded in the global economy and markets. The ability to export more will help to remove inflationary risks, and as a result, social tensions in many countries of the world.