Grain from Ukraine: 25,000 t of wheat to be shipped to Kenya

Grain from Ukraine: 25,000 t of wheat to be shipped to Kenya

The implementation of the Grain from Ukraine program is gaining momentum. At the moment, a bulk carrier is being loaded with 25,000 tonnes of wheat at Chornomorsk Port and will soon sail to the Republic of Kenya.

The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Minister Mykola Solskyi during a briefing at Chornomorsk Port, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Slovenia to Ukraine Tomaž Mencin and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Ukraine Radek Matula visited Chornomorsk Port together with Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Minister Mykola Solskyi.

The bulk carrier VALSAMITIS will deliver 25,000 tonnes of wheat to Kenya and 5,000 tonnes of wheat to Ethiopia. This shipment became possible thanks to the support of Slovenia and the Czech Republic.

According to Mencin, Slovenia joined the program on November 26, 2022, having allocated EUR 1 million in aid to the population of Africa.

Matula noted that the Czech Republic will continue to support this program, both politically and financially.

“Volodymyr Zelensky’s initiative is timely and necessary. This initiative demonstrates to the world Ukraine’s involvement in the fate of the peoples of Africa,” Matula said.

Meanwhile, according to Matula, the Czech Republic provides support to Ukraine at all levels. The major areas include the supply of weapons, the development of energy sector, ensuring decent living conditions for Ukrainian refugees in the Czech Republic, and humanitarian aid.

“In the Czech Republic, we believe in the victory of Ukraine and are ready to participate in the post-war reconstruction of the country. We also support Ukraine’s integration into the EU. The Czech Republic wishes Ukraine peace. But peace on your terms,” Matula added.

A reminder that the Grain from Ukraine program was initiated by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. It provides for the purchase of Ukrainian-produced grain by partner states and its delivery to the countries facing a humanitarian crisis. The Grain from Ukraine program is implemented in partnership with the UN World Food Programme.

Photo: Nina Liashonok

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