A meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation was held in New York as part of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly Sergei Lavrov with UN Secretary General António Guterres.
This was reported by the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The talks focused on topical international and regional problems, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. In particular, emphasis was placed on the “product deal”.
“The course of the implementation of the Istanbul agreements on the export of Ukrainian food from the Black Sea ports and the unhindered export of Russian agricultural products and fertilizers was discussed in detail. The parties confirmed the need to ensure their package nature and full implementation,” the press release emphasizes.
In addition, a wide range of issues of Russia’s interaction with the UN was considered. “The mutual commitment was reaffirmed to maintain the central coordinating role of the world Organization, whose activities must be strictly based on its statutory goals and principles, including the sovereign equality of all member states,” the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry reports.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on September 7 during the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum noticed the fact that the food exported from the ports of Ukraine does not go to the poorest countries at all, as it was originally intended. The Russian leader noted that under the UN World Food Program, only two ships out of 87 were loaded, on which 60 thousand tons of food out of 2 million tons were taken out. “Once again, they simply deceived the developing countries and continue to deceive,” Putin stated.
In July, representatives of Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the UN signed an agreement on the creation of a corridor for the export of grain from Ukrainian ports. Control over cargoes and ships is carried out by the coordination center established in Istanbul.