At a press conference, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan drew attention to the efforts of Türkiye and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to revive the Black Sea Grain Initiative.
After Vladimir Putin's decision, Türkiye and the United Nations stepped in again and started to work for a new agreement. These steps, which are appreciated by the world, are also considered by the United States administration as worthy of attention. At a press conference, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan emphasized the efforts of Türkiye and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to revive the Black Sea Grain Initiative.
"We call on the whole world in this direction. Türkiye and Guterres are working hard in this area. We hope there will be a result," Sullivan said.
On the other hand, Sullivan said that Russia did not offer much reason for "optimism" and argued that Moscow was reluctant to ensure the transport of grain to the world.
To reduce the impact of the Ukraine-Russia War on global food prices, the United Nations, Russia, Türkiye, and Ukraine signed the Black Sea Grain Initiative agreement at a ceremony in Istanbul on July 22, 2022.
Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov stated on July 17 that the Grain Corridor had effectively ended and that Russia would immediately return to the grain agreement as soon as the conditions were implemented.
Source: Anadolu Agency