The parties to the grain deal managed to agree on its extension, the Turkish president said. Erdoğan thanked the UN, the efforts of which helped to reach an agreement.
The grain deal, which expires tomorrow, was extended. This was stated by the President of Türkiye.
According to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the prolongation of the product agreement was achieved following negotiations with its participants – Moscow and Kiev.
The Turkish leader expressed gratitude to the United Nations for the efforts made by the international organization to extend the deal.
About the grain deal
The so-called grain deal was concluded on July 22 last year, the agreement was signed by representatives of Moscow, Ankara, Kiev, and the UN.
As part of the food deal, the parties agreed to the export of grain, products, and fertilizers from three Black Sea ports of Ukraine, the movement of ships will be coordinated by the Joint Coordination Center. It is located in Istanbul.
The agreements signed on July 22 expired on November 18. However, it was originally assumed that the deal would be extended (by almost four months, to be exact, by 120 days) if neither party raised objections. Then the Russian Foreign Ministry said that no objections had been received, and Moscow was not against a technical extension of the agreements in the form in which they were originally signed.
Export of Russian fertilizers
It was assumed that the food agreement would be just one element of a package agreement. The other element was the lifting of the ban on the export of food and fertilizers from Russia. Moscow has repeatedly drawn attention to the fact that the restrictions have not been lifted. In response, the UN repeatedly assured that the situation would change, and the Russian Federation would be able to supply its own fertilizers.