ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will concentrate on the Black Sea grain deal throughout their assembly on Monday as Turkey seeks to convey Moscow again to the deal, Erdogan’s chief overseas coverage advisor mentioned.
“We play a number one position right here. We see robust assist from all around the globe for the realisation of the grain hall,” Erdogan’s chief overseas coverage and safety advisor Akif Cagatay Kilic informed an interview on A Haber tv channel.
“The present standing (of the grain deal) can be mentioned on the summit on Monday. We’re cautious, however we hope to realize success as a result of it is a state of affairs that impacts the whole world,” Kilic mentioned.
Russian drones hit Danube River port infrastructure that’s crucial to Ukraine’s grain exports, injuring at the very least two individuals within the assault on southern components of the Odesa area on Sunday, Ukrainian officers mentioned.
The Danube has turn into Ukraine’s essential route for exporting grain since July, when Russia stop a U.N. and Turkey-brokered deal that had given protected passage to Kyiv’s exports of grains, oilseeds and greens oils by way of the Black Sea.
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Ankara acknowledged the technical complexities surrounding the settlement, notably regarding Russian grain and cost mechanisms, Kilic mentioned. The difficulty additionally entails worldwide cost techniques similar to SWIFT, posing a multifaceted problem, Kilic added.
“Right here, the choice of Russian chief is essential. I consider that the bilateral assembly between President Erdogan and Putin will play an important position on this problem.”
(Reporting by Ece Toksabay, modifying by David Evans)
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