(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will meet Ukrainian
President Volodymyr Zelensky and Turkish President Recep Tayyip
Erdogan in Ukraine on Thursday, with grain exports and concerns
about the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant to top the agenda,
citing Reuters .
The three leaders will hold a joint news conference after their
meetings in Lviv, an important transit point for Ukrainian refugees
heading west to Europe. Guterres, who arrived in Lviv on Wednesday
afternoon, plans on Friday to visit the Black Sea port of Odesa,
where grain exports have resumed under a U.N.-brokered deal aimed
at easing a worsening global food crisis.
On Saturday he will travel on to the Joint Coordination Centre
in Istanbul that is made up of Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish and U.N.
officials overseeing the Black Sea exports of Ukraine grain and
Three Black Sea ports were unblocked last month under a deal
between Moscow and Kyiv, brokered by the United Nations and Turkey,
making it possible to send hundreds of thousands of tonnes of
Ukrainian grain to buyers.
Erdogan's office said he would address ways to increase exports
of grain and steps that could be taken towards ending the war
between Ukraine and Russia through diplomatic means.
Erdogan will also discuss 'all aspects' of bilateral relations
between Ankara and Kyiv during his meeting with Zelensky, his
Another key topic will be the worrying situation at the
Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
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