Guterres arrives in Odesa to see operation of ‘grain corridor’

Guterres arrives in Odesa to see operation of ‘grain corridor’

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has arrived in Odesa to visit the seaport from where caravans of ships with foodstuffs leave through the "grain corridor".

According to Ukrinform, spokesperson for the Odesa Regional Military Administration Serhiy Bratchuk wrote on Telegram and shared a short video.

"UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is visiting Odesa for the first time in history," Bratchuk said.

In Odesa, Guterres continued negotiations with Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov. Among other participants of talks were Head of the Odesa Regional Military Administration Maksym Marchenko, Odesa Mayor Hennady Trukhanov and other officials.

As of August 17, a total of 24 ships carrying more than 600,000 tonnes of agricultural products left Ukrainian ports as part of the implementation of the Initiative on the Safe Transportation of Grain and Foodstuffs.

On August 20, the UN Secretary General will leave Odesa for Istanbul at the invitation of President Erdogan, where he will visit the Joint Coordination Center.


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