Erdogan: Turkey proud of being instrumental in an initiative to solve global food crisis

After Turkey, the UN, Russia, and Ukraine signed a deal in Istanbul to resume Ukraine’s Black Sea grain exports, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey is “proud of being instrumental in an initiative that will play a major role in the solution of the global food crisis that has occupied the whole world for a long time”.

Erdogan and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attended the Signature Ceremony of Initiative on the Safe Transportation of Grain and Foodstuffs from Ukrainian Ports Document at the Dolmabahce Palace along with representatives from Russia and Ukraine.

“We are proud of being instrumental in an initiative that will play a major role in the solution of the global food crisis that has occupied the whole world for a long time,” Erdogan said.

The president added “We will contribute to preventing the danger of hunger that awaits billions of people in the world.”

He noted that by the ship traffic that will start in the coming days, “we will inaugurate a new corridor from the Black Sea to many countries in the world.”

The president also said the agreement has been made on all processes from the departure of the ships to their safe passage as well as arrival at the port of destination.

“The implementation and supervision of this highly important plan will be carried out by the joint coordination center to be established in Istanbul,” he added.

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