UN / BLACK SEA GRAIN INITIATIVE UPDATE

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday welcomed the renewal of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which had been due to expire on Saturday. UNIFEED / OCHA FILE

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STORY: UN / BLACK SEA GRAIN INITIATIVE UPDATE
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DATELINE: 17 NOVEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT

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3.SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“As you saw earlier today, the Secretary-General has welcomed the agreement by all parties to continue the Black Sea Grain Initiative to facilitate the safe navigation of export of grain, foodstuffs and fertilizers from Ukraine. The United Nations is fully committed to supporting the Joint Coordination Centre so that this vital supply line continues to function smoothly. The United Nations is also fully committed to removing the remaining obstacles to exporting food and fertilizers from the Russian Federation. Both agreements signed in Istanbul four months ago are essential to bring down the prices of food and fertilizer and avoid a global food crisis. The Black Sea Grain Initiative continues to demonstrate the importance of discreet diplomacy in the context of finding multilateral solutions.”

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STORYLINE:

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday welcomed the renewal of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which had been due to expire on Saturday.

More than 11.1 million tonnes of essential foodstuffs have been shipped as part of the agreement involving Türkiye, Ukraine, Russia and the United Nations, since it was signed on 22 July.

Speaking to reporters today (17 Nov) in New York, UN spokesperson Farhan Haq said, “The United Nations is fully committed to supporting the Joint Coordination Centre so that this vital supply line continues to function smoothly.”

He added that the United Nations was also “fully committed” to removing the remaining obstacles to exporting food and fertilizers from the Russian Federation.

Haq noted that both agreements signed in Istanbul four months ago were essential to bring down the prices of food and fertilizer and avoid a global food crisis.

He concluded, “The Black Sea Grain Initiative continues to demonstrate the importance of discreet diplomacy in the context of finding multilateral solutions.”
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