this ‘Remarkable achievement’ It was made possible by the joint efforts and efforts of the Joint Coordination Center (JCC), he said, referring to an Istanbul-based mechanism that monitors vessel movements to ensure compliance with the initiative.
The JCC brings together representatives from Ukraine, Russia, the Republic of Turkey and the United Nations to sign a landmark agreement.
The center began operations on August 1, Already enabled dozens of voyages through the Black Sea. On Saturday, the team conducted her 100th inspection on an approved freighter. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres oversaw the departure of two of his ships involved in the operation during a visit to the region last week.
“As the world grapples with food insecurity and high prices, the importance of this initiative is clear. As Ukrainian agricultural production grows, it is now shipped to markets by sea. Growing trust in the food and shipping industrieslowers prices and reduces risk,” said Abdulla.
He said the agreement covers commercial activities to resume exports, but the World Food Program (WFP) can resume purchases of Ukrainian wheat for humanitarian operations in countries such as Ethiopia and Yemen. I remembered what I was able to do.
“These are all important first steps, need to do more” he emphasized. “Around the world, high fuel and fertilizer prices, climate change and conflict are putting immense pressure on farmers and consumers, pushing millions more into poverty and hunger.”
Silos still full
The Black Sea Grains Initiative has made some space in Ukrainian silos that store millions of tons of produce from previous harvests. need to export more grain To accommodate the new harvest, he added.
“Equally important and urgent is the Export of fertilizers containing ammoniaunder this initiative to enable farmers around the world to continue producing food for the next year at an affordable price,” said Abdullah.
He explained that the one million tons shipped so far is just the beginning.
“The world cannot rely on nothing for food and fertilizer. increase.”