Zelensky: Ukraine will remain a guarantor of world food security

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Saturday that his country will fulfill its obligations to export grain and other foodstuffs to the world market.

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This came during a press conference following his meeting with Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.

“One of the main issues I discussed with Alexandre de Croo was the grain initiative from Ukraine. Belgium has supported it and has already joined in providing funding for the humanitarian food supply,” Zelensky said.

“Through these joint efforts, millions of people in poor countries in Africa and Asia will be saved from hunger and related social disasters,” he added.

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Zelensky added, “Ukraine has always been and will be the guarantor of global food security, and even under the harsh conditions of war, the Ukrainian leadership is working for global stability.”

On November 17, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the extension of the grain agreement for 120 days, starting from the 19th of the same month.

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On July 22, Turkey, the United Nations, Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement in Istanbul to resume grain exports from three Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea, which were suspended last February due to the Russian-Ukrainian war.