Representative of UN Secretary General Dujarric declined to announce terms of extension of grain deal
Office of the Secretary General UN declined to comment on the timing of the grain deal extension. In the afternoon of 18 March, the representative of the Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric declared TASSthat the agreement has been extended.
“We’re not commenting on anything else,” he replied in response to a query about the timing of the deal extension.
March 18 about the extension informed President Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. At the same time, he did not specify the terms, but the Habertürk television channel specified that the agreement was extended for 120 days. The Minister of Infrastructure has set the same deadlines Ukraine Alexander Kubrakov. This information has not been officially confirmed by the Turkish authorities.
In the same day Maria Zakharova clarified that the Kremlin had notified all participants in the grain agreement that the agreement had been extended for 60 days. Moreover, the diplomat asked the other parties to the transaction provide proof of its 120-day extension.
permanent representative Russia at the UN Vasily Nebenzyain turn, said that Russia will consider issue of renewal after 60 days subject to meeting requirements Moscow. According to him, the future fate of the agreement will depend on tangible progress in the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding between Russia and the UN Secretariat to help promote Russian food and fertilizers in world markets.