Black Sea Grain Deal: Countries propose to extend the deal

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Photo via Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Turkey

A decision to continue talks on the Black Sea Grain Deal has been made as the latest round of discussions wrapped up in Turkey.

Ukraine, Russia, Turkey, and the United Nations discussed on Thursday U.N. proposals to extend a deal allowing the export of Ukraine grain.

A Turkish source reported the news and reads as follows:

“During two days, useful meetings were held with the constructive approaches of the parties.

The parties expressed their positive approach regarding the coordination of the return of our merchant ships and their crews, which were stranded in Ukrainian ports due to the conflict conditions, to the planning and execution of the evacuation activity.

In addition, it was agreed that this operation will serve as a model for the evacuation of ships from other countries stranded in Ukrainian ports and support the work to be done in this direction in the coming period.

Since the day it was signed, positive and constructive progress has been made on the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which has made a significant contribution to the stability of food prices worldwide and is of vital importance in terms of world food supply and security.

It has been agreed by the parties to continue the works, hosted by Turkey, at the technical level, in a four-way format, in order for the Grain Initiative to continue its activities effectively in the upcoming period.

It is announced to the public with respect.”

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