In order to discuss the latest developments related to the Ukraine grain deal, Türkiye’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and UN chief Antonio Guterres spoke over the phone on Thursday.
The phone call comes as Türkiye announced that three more grain ships are set to sail from Ukrainian ports on Friday.
Last month, a deal was signed by Türkiye, the UN, Russia, and Ukraine to resume exports from three Ukrainian ports of grain stuck due to the Russia-Ukraine war, which is now in its sixth month.
The Razoni, a Sierra Leone-flagged vessel, sailed out of the port of Odesa this week as a result of the landmark agreement, thus becoming the first grain ship to leave Ukraine since the war began.
The ship sailed on for Lebanon’s Tripoli on Wednesday with its cargo of over 26,500 tons of corn following inspections by a delegation of the Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul, where Turkish, Russian, Ukrainian and UN personnel work.