Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war
Türkiye maintains joint efforts to ensure export of Ukrainian grains via Black Sea, Erdogan tells Guterres
The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine war, Türkiye's Communications Directorate said in a statement.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Antonio Guterres that Türkiye maintains joint efforts to ensure the export of Ukrainian grains via Black Sea, which would be "effective in terms of averting a global food crisis."
Tons of Ukrainian grains remain shut in due to the military conflict, causing global shortages and price hikes. Russia, which is accused of using food as a weapon, says Western sanctions are to blame for the food shortages.
Erdogan said he continues to urge his counterparts to revive peace negotiations and end the war, which began in February, through diplomacy.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.