(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) The UN confirms that the Black Sea Grain Initiative has been
extended, the UN Secretary General's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric
said in a statement on Saturday, trend reports citing tass .
'The Black Sea Grain Initiative, signed in Istanbul on 22 July
2022, has been extended. The Initiative allows for the facilitation
of the safe navigation for the exports of grain and related
foodstuffs and fertilizers, including ammonia, from designated
Ukrainian seaports. During the first two terms, some 25 million
metric tons of grain and foodstuffs have been moved to 45
countries, helping to bring down global food prices and stabilizing
the markets,' the news release reads. 'We express our gratitude to
the Government of Turkey for the diplomatic and operational support
to the Black Sea Grain Initiative. The Black Sea Grain Initiative,
alongside the Memorandum of Understanding on promoting Russian food
products and fertilizers to the world markets, are critical for
global food security, especially for developing countries. We
remain strongly committed to both agreements and we urge all sides
to redouble their efforts to implement them fully.'
The UN did not specify for how long the initiative would stay in
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