Africa-Press – Angola. Russian President Vladimir Putin ensured, Thursday (13), the distribution of cereals and fertilizers to the poorest countries, through Turkey, fulfilling the agreement brokered by the UN to solve one of the problems caused by the war in Ukraine.
“We are determined to ensure the delivery of grain and fertilizers to the least developed countries,” Putin told his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during a meeting in Kazakhstan on the sidelines of a Regional Summit, according to a note released by the Kremlin.
Putin welcomed the fact that Russia and Turkey are “in agreement” on various matters, specifically in the field of energy and food, pledging to reinforce the Istanbul Agreement, signed in July under the auspices of the UN, to ensure the sale of Ukrainian and Russian grain, whose transport was conditioned by the war in Ukraine, triggered by a Russian military offensive at the end of February.
The Russian leader, who welcomed the fact that Turkey was interested in becoming a distribution center for Russian gas to Europe, acknowledged that common projects between the two countries might not be to the West’s liking.
“Russia and Turkey are together. I am sure that our common steps will raise concerns in some circles and in some countries, but we are totally determined,” Putin said, according to the report of the conversation between the two. heads of state released by the Kremlin.
Putin also said that the ministers of Agriculture and Energy of Moscow and Ankara are in talks to advance the protocols for the distribution of gas to Europe and the sale of Russian cereals and fertilizers to the least developed countries.