PARIS, November 18 – RIA Novosti. The French Foreign Ministry welcomed the extension of the grain deal, calling it a “positive step” for the entire international community.
“Announced by the Secretary-General UN The extension of the Black Sea Grain Initiative by 120 days is a positive step for the entire international community. Continuing this initiative is key to tackling food insecurity exacerbated by the conflict in Ukraine.
The grain deal, which representatives signed on July 22 Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and the UN, covers the export of Ukrainian grain, food and fertilizers by Black Sea from three ports Odessa. Ship traffic is coordinated by the Joint Coordination Center (JCC). Istanbul. The deal expired on November 18, but meant an automatic extension of 120 days if neither party objected. The day before, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that “no such objections have been received”, while noting that the Russian side allows the technical extension of the “Black Sea Initiative” regarding the export of Ukrainian grain without changing the terms and scope.