Erdogan announced the extension of the grain deal

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Ukrainian grain does not stop being exported.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the agreement on grain has been extended. About this Anadolu reported.

“We have extended the period of the contract that expired on March 19,” said the Turkish president.

Erdogan did not specify how long the grain agreement was extended.

The Grain Deal is an initiative for the safe transportation of grain and food products from Ukrainian ports, as well as the Black Sea Grain Initiative, or the Grain Deal, an agreement between Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations to establish a safe maritime corridor.

The contract, signed in Istanbul on July 22, 2022, was valid for 120 days (first period until November 18, 2022) and was later extended until March 19.

Ukraine is one of the world’s largest grain exporters. Before the full-scale invasion, Russia and Ukraine accounted for a quarter of the world’s grain exports. Since April of last year, the European Union has been supporting the export of Ukrainian grain by land, rail and rivers using “Solidarity Routes”.

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