Erdogan indicated what he will talk about with Putin

“I hope that we can start transporting grain from Russia as soon as possible, and we will make sure that this grain is delivered to really poor countries,” RT Erdogan said. He said he would discuss the details with Vladimir Putin during a planned meeting in Uzbekistan next week.

In July, Ukraine and Russia signed an agreement allowing the export of grain from three Ukrainian ports. The agreement, which runs until the end of November, also provides for the resumption of Russian grain and fertilizer exports, but this has been postponed for now.

The Turkish leader repeated the complaint of his Russian counterpart V. Putin that grain from Ukrainian ports has been going to European consumers since the beginning of last month. “Grain shipments, unfortunately, go to rich countries and not to poor countries,” RT Erdogan said during a joint press conference with Croatian President Zoran Milanovic in Zagreb.

Figures from the Istanbul-based Joint Coordination Center, which is responsible for checking ships to prevent them from being used to transport weapons, confirmed that less than a third of grain shipments were destined for poorer countries.

According to the center, on September 8 according to data, 105 ships departed from Ukrainian ports, transporting 2.3 million tons to world markets. tons of grain and other foodstuffs. “According to the World Bank’s classification of countries by income, 27.9 percent cargoes went to low and low-middle income countries,” the center told dpa. According to him, more than 43 percent went to high-income economies, including Spain (15 percent), Italy (7 percent), South Korea (6 percent), the Netherlands (5 percent), Romania (4 percent), and Germany (3 percent).

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