Russian, UN diplomats discuss implementation of Ukraine grain export deal

Russia’s deputy foreign minister and the UN assistant to the secretary-general for Europe, Central Asia, and Americas discussed the Ukraine grain export deal signed last month in Istanbul, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday.

Alexander Pankin and UN’s Miroslav Jenca met in the Russian capital Moscow for a thorough exchange of views on the global agenda, including the implementation of the agreements reached in Istanbul on the export of Ukrainian grain from the Black Sea ports and promoting the export of Russian food and fertilizers to world markets, the statement said.

“The diplomats also considered in detail the consequences of the introduction of illegal sanctions against Russia for the regional and global economy, the situation in Central Asia, the prospects for integration processes in Eurasia, the interaction of the UN and the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization),” it added.

The sides confirmed the adherence to strengthening the central coordinating role of the UN in international affairs, amplifying Russia’s cooperation with the UN in a wide range of international problems.

Jenca arrived in the Russian capital to participate in the X Moscow Conference on International Security that will be held on Tuesday.

On July 22, Türkiye, the UN, Russia, and Ukraine signed a deal in Istanbul to reopen three Ukrainian Black Sea ports for exporting Ukrainian grain stuck due to the Russia-Ukraine war, which is now in its sixth month.

Source: Anadolu Agency