European Council president criticizes free grain supplies to Africa 17:10

At the G20 summit in India, European Council President Charles Michel criticized the intention of Russia, Turkey and Qatar to provide one million tons of Russian grain free of charge to African countries in need of food aid. DEA NewsWith reference to the press service of the Council of the EU.

“What a cynicism and disrespect for African countries at a time when we know that the Black Sea agreement makes it possible to export 30 million tons (Ukrainian grain – mainly to the most vulnerable countries,” he said.

Michel reminded that the “solidarity corridors”, which are alternative routes developed by the EU, have already made it possible to export 40 million tons of grain.

Before that, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia declarationHe said that the project of Russia, Turkey and Qatar to supply 1 million tons of grain from the territory of the Russian Federation for processing in Turkey and then free transportation to the poorest countries is in great demand.

Formerly at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs answered To accusations that the EU is depriving hungry people of Ukrainian grain.

Source: Gazeta


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