Russia's withdrawal from Black Sea grain deal poses threat to global food supply - Foreign Ministry

  • 2023-07-26
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Russia's war in Ukraine and the irresponsible decision not to extend the Black Sea grain deal pose a threat to the global food supply, as the Foreign Ministry Press Secretary Diana Eglite told LETA.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has convened a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Council on Wednesday to discuss Ukraine's grain exports and Russia's decision to suspend the agreement that ensured grain shipments from Ukrainian ports.

The meeting has been convened at the initiative of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and will be the first meeting between Ukraine and NATO allies since the inaugural meeting at the NATO summit in Vilnius, said Eglite. This proves that NATO-Ukraine relations have been taken to a new level since the Vilnius summit. Ukraine and NATO allies will meet as equal partners, and all decisions of the Council are taken unanimously.

"Latvia will express its unwavering support for Ukraine at the meeting. (...) The international community needs to find solutions to ensure Ukraine's grain exports," emphasized Eglite.