The Presidency of Turkey has announced in a statement this agreement that will be signed this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in the Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul
The Turkish authorities have reported that Russia and Ukraine have reached an agreement for the export of cereals from Ukrainian ports and that the signing of the pact will take place today, Friday. As reported by the Turkish Presidency in a statement, the signing of the agreement will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the Dolmabahçe Palace, located in Istanbul, according to the Turkish news agency Anatolia.
In addition, both the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, as well as representatives of Russia and Ukraine, will be present at the signing ceremony. In fact, before the announcement of the Turkish Presidency, the spokesman for the Secretary General of the United Nations, Farhan Haq, had already anticipated that Guterres would travel this Thursday to Istanbul in the framework of a meeting for the export of food from Ukraine.
Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations already held a meeting last week to address this issue which, although it is true that it ended without any agreement, did serve to promote a coordination group. In fact, the Turkish Defense Minister, Hulusi Akar, valued that the meeting was held in a “positive and constructive” manner and with the agreement of the parties for certain “basic technical aspects” related to the export of grain.
In addition, at that time they already announced that the parties had promised to meet again this week, again with Turkey as the stage, to review the details again and ratify the pact.
Much of the international community holds Russia responsible for blocking the export of food from Ukrainian ports and across the Black Sea. However, Moscow defends itself against these accusations and directly points to kyiv for causing this situation, which, according to the United Nations, generates a negative impact on the entire planet.
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