Russia, Ukraine to meet on grain trade with UNAlina Hashmi
Istanbul: On July 12, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said that military delegations from Turkey, Russia, and Ukraine would meet with a United Nations delegation to discuss the safe export of Ukrainian grain. The meeting will take place on July 13, Akar said. “Military delegations from Turkey, Russia, and Ukraine, and a United Nations delegation will be conducting talks in Istanbul tomorrow regarding safe transfer of grain waiting in Ukrainian ports to international markets via sea route,” he said.
The talks come at a time of record-high food prices globally, as the conflict in Ukraine, the world’s largest grain supplier, has fuelled concerns about food security.