Arab countries advocate continuation of Black Sea Grain Initiative

Secretary General of the Cooperation Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Persian Gulf (SSAGPZ) Jasim al-Budayvi advocated the extension of the Black Sea grain initiative aimed at resolving the food crisis in the world.

The Secretary General said this at a meeting with the UN Coordinator on the Black Sea Grain initiative Abdalla Abdussamad Dashti.

The parties discussed the mechanism of action of the initiative to transport agricultural products in the Black Sea, emphasized its significance for global food security.

Interlocutors also affected current events in the region and the world.

Al-Budyvi emphasized that the SSAGPZ supports the continuation of the Black Sea Grain initiative to transport grain and fertilizers.

In turn, the UN coordinator informed about the efforts of the World Organization aimed at continuing the grain initiative.

July 22, 2022 in Istanbul in the presence of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and UN Secretary General Antoniu Guterrish, an agreement was signed on the safe transportation of grain from the ports of Ukraine.

Signatures under the document were made by representatives of Ukraine, Russia, the UN and Turkey.

The agreement that is realized during Turkey coordination is aimed at resolving the global food crisis. The agreement was extended for the first time on 120 days since November 19, 2022, and a second time for a period of 2 months from March 18.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on May 17, 2023 said: “Thanks to the efforts of our country, the support of our Russian friends and the contribution of our Ukrainian friends, it was decided to extend the agreement on the Black Sea Grain Corridor for another 2 months.”

SSAGPZ – a regional organization that includes six countries: Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Saudi Arabia. It was created in 1981.