Ukraine Grain Deal To Consider African Nations In Need
Turkey’s president has said a deal to free up grain exports from Ukraine will consider African countries struggling with supplies.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy had discussed sending grain to African countries.
President Erdogan said in an interview with Turkish broadcaster ATV that the situation in Djibouti, Somalia and Sudan is not good at all.
The grain deal was brokered by the UN and Turkey in July, bringing to an end a five-month Russian blockade of Ukrainian ports that trapped millions of tonnes of grain and sunflower oil and sent food prices soaring.
The deal ends on 19 November and those involved still have to agree on extending it.
Russia had suspended support for grain exports but agreed this week to restart its participation in the agreement.