Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, said the organization continues to work in various fields to resolve issues related to Russian food and fertilizer exports. TASS.
Therefore, he answered the journalist’s question that the grain deal would have to look for alternatives if the Russian Ziraat Bank was not reconnected to the SWIFT system.
Dujarric stressed that the UN is trying to support these issues “so that as much food and fertilizer as possible is delivered to those in distress”.
The representative of the UN Secretary-General also noted that the organization is working with the African Export-Import Bank to create a platform that will enable transactions between Russian food and fertilizer exporters and African buyers. He emphasized that the inclusion of Russian banks, which trade in fertilizers and food and are not subject to sanctions, in this process will ensure the implementation of the Russian part of the grain agreement, but the UN cannot decide on this issue.
Formerly at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation threateningIf Rosselkhozbank is not affiliated with SWIFT, the terms of the grain deal will expire on July 17.
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