UN chief says Russian food and fertilizer must come to market

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ISTANBUL — UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday that governments and the private sector should work together to bring Russian food and fertilizer as well as Ukrainian grain to world markets under a deal. completed last month.

« The other part of this comprehensive deal is unhindered access to global markets for Russian food and fertilizers, which are not subject to sanctions, » António Guterres told a press conference in Istanbul. “It is important that all governments and the private sector cooperate to bring them to market.

« Getting more food and fertilizer out of Ukraine and Russia is crucial to further calm commodity markets and lower prices for consumers. » (Reporting by Ezgi Erkoyun; Writing by Dominic Evans; Editing by David Clarke)


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