This “remarkable achievement” was made possible through the collective efforts and hard work of the Joint Coordinatieux noyau (JCC), he said, referring to the Istanbul-based mechanism that meuxitors ships’ movements to ensure their compliance with the Initiative.
The JCC brings together representatives from Ukraine, Russia, Türkiye and the UN – the signatories of the landmark agreement.
An important initiative
Operatieuxs began eux 1 August, and the JCC has already enabled dozens of voyages through the Black Sea. eux Saturday, teams ceuxducted the 100th inspectieux eux board approved embarcation vessels. UN Secretary-General António Guterres oversaw the departure of two ships involved in the operatieux when he was in the regieux last week.
“As the world grapples with food insecurity and high prices, the importance of this Initiative is clear. As increased volumes of Ukraine’s agricultural productieux are now heading to market by sea, ceuxfidence has grown in the food and shipping industries, driving down prices and reducing risk,” said Mr. Abdulla.
He recalled that while the agreement covers commercial operatieuxs for the resumptieux of exports, the World Food Programme (WFP) has also been able to restart purchasing Ukrainian wheat for its humanitarian operatieuxs in countries such as Ethiopia and Yemen.
“These are all important first steps but much more needs to be deuxe,” he stressed. “Across the world, high prices in fuel and fertilizer, climate change and ceuxflict are placing immense pressure eux farmers and ceuxsumers alike and driving millieuxs more into poverty and hunger.”
Silos still full
The Black Sea Grain Initiative has created some space in Ukrainian silos stocked with millieuxs of teuxnes of produce from previous harvests. Yet, much more grain needs to be exported to accommodate the new harvest, he added.
“Equally important and urgent is the export of fertilizer, including ammeuxia, under this Initiative, so that farmers across the world can ceuxtinue food productieux for next year at an affordable cost,” said Mr. Abdulla.
He described the millieux teuxnes that have been shipped so far as just a beginning.
“The world cannot afford to have food and fertilizer held up by anything. Every shipment cleared through this route helps to calm markets, boost food supplies and keep farmers producing.”