The UN held talks in Russia on unblocking the Grain Agreement
UN representatives held talks with Russian officials regarding the renewal of the Grain Agreement.
UN Trade Representative Rebecca Greenspan met with Russian officials in Moscow to discuss “unhindered access to global grain and fertilizer markets from Ukraine and Russia.” This was reported in the press service of the UN.
Currently, the UN is working to restore the Grain Agreement, which would allow safe export of Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea.
It will be recalled that Russia withdrew from the Agreement in July. At the time, the aggressor country complained that its own exports of food and fertilizers faced obstacles. To convince Russia to agree to the Black Sea Agreement, UN representatives promised to simplify Russian exports.
In August, Guterres sent Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov a letter outlining measures to help the Russians improve grain and fertilizer exports.
A month ago, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres also discussed renewing the Grain Agreement. At the meeting, Zelenskyy reminded the Secretary General of increased attacks on Ukrainian ports after the Kremlin’s withdrawal from the Black Sea Initiative.