UN continues negotiations on grain exports with key states – Spokesperson
Addis Ababa, July 2, 2022 (FBC) – The United Nations continues negotiating with the leaders and representatives to the world body of key countries on enabling grain exports out of Ukraine and Russia, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Friday.
“The Secretary-General Antonio Guterres spoke the last few days to the Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. He spoke to the Turkish permanent representative. He spoke to the Russian permanent representative. Mr. Martin Griffiths and his team have spoken to Ukrainians and Russians.
The same thing for Miss Greenspan; she has also been in touch with authorities in Europe and the United States and Russia over the last days and week, so as they say the telegraph lines are humming,” Dujarric said during a press briefing.
The United Nations wants to be able to announce something, but we will only do it when we’re ready, Dujarric said.
The United Nations is trying to broker a deal between Ukraine and Russia to ship grain out of Ukraine and grain and fertilizers out of Russia onto the world markets. Guterres is leading the consultations and has said he seeks to find common ground between Ukraine and Russia.