Grain Corridor: Twenty-three vessels head for Africa since deal signed

Grain Corridor: Twenty-three vessels head for Africa since deal signed

Since the Grain Corridor deal was enforced, 23 bulkers carrying a total of 640,000 tonnes of Ukrainian grain have departed from Ukrainian ports to Africa.

That’s according to Taras Vysotskyi, First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, who spoke at a press conference at the Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform in Kyiv on Monday.

"Attention is drawn, first and foremost, to how much goods goes to Africa, because there are many devastating reports of famine are coming from there as millions of people are suffering. As of today, throughout the period of the ‘grain initiative,’ 23 vessels carrying 640,000 tonnes of food have been sent there," the deputy minister said.

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Vysotskyi noted that 100,000 tonnes were sent from Ukraine as part of the UN Humanitarian Initiative. According to the deputy minister, the UN also announced the purchase of another 190,000 tonnes.

As reported, as of September 19, some 3.9 million tonnes of agricultural products were exported from Ukraine.

A total of 169 vessels carrying these products were released from Ukrainian ports, heading for Asia, Europe, and Africa.

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