Türkiye pledges to help countries in need with grain, fertilizer

Türkiye vowed to deliver grain and fertilizer to underdeveloped and emerging nations, particularly in Africa, as reported by Anadolu Agency.

At the upcoming G-20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged leaders to take decisive action to send grain and fertilizer to underdeveloped nations, noting that his country and Russia have agreed to use the Black Sea grain corridor more frequently, especially for those in need in Africa.

Erdogan claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to supply food to needy nations voluntarily and free of charge while speaking at the Independent Industrialists and Businessmen’s Association’s (MUSIAD) EXPO.

Türkiye, the UN, Russia, and Ukraine inked a deal in July to restore grain exports across the Black Sea, which had been suspended since the start of the Russia-Ukraine war in February.

In response to what it claimed was an attack by the Ukrainian navy on its Black Sea force at the port of Sevastopol, Russia declared on Saturday that it would cease its participation in the agreement. On Wednesday, after Erdogan and Putin’s phone talk, the conversation came back to an agreement.

The historic agreement has already been used to send more than 10 million tons of grain.

Recently, Türkiye completed the ratification of a number of agreements with different countries that cover several segments, but most notably commerce and security, as reported by Azernews. President Erdogan signed deals with Jordan, South Sudan, Ecuador, North Macedonia, Kyrgyzstan, Congo, Senegal, and Rwanda.

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