Grain Deal Extended: Russian & UN officials agree to keep goods moving out of Ukraine
Russia announced a four-month extension of the Black Sea Grain Deal.
A new agreement was reached overnight to continue moving grain from the Black Sea Region.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed to Reuters the Black Sea Grain initiative was extended for four months without any changes to the current deal.
The UN’s Secretary General tweeted he welcomes the deal, saying it will continue to allow the safe navigation and export of grain and fertilizer from the war-torn country.
I welcome the agreement by all parties to continue the Black Sea Grain Initiative to facilitate the safe navigation of export of grain, foodstuffs and fertilizers from Ukraine.— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) November 17, 2022
The initiative demonstrates the importance of discreet diplomacy in finding multilateral solutions.