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In remarks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, UN chief Antonio Guterres used the description of a ship that carried Ukraine’s grain to Africa as “a symbol of what the world can accomplish when we work together.” Is.”

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“It navigated through a war zone – directed by the very parties to the conflict – as part of an unprecedented broader initiative to get more food and fertilizer from Ukraine and Russia,” he said.

At the end of August, after 14 days at sea, a shipment of 23,000 MT Wheat The MV Brave Commander arrives in the Horn of Africa to support the United Nations World Food Programme. After Russia blocks Ukrainian Black Sea ports, UN and Turkey help broker a deal To extract grain from Ukraine.

“Some might call it a miracle at sea. In fact, it is multilateral diplomacy in action,” Guterres said.
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“The Black Sea Grains Initiative has opened the way for the safe navigation of dozens of ships loaded with much-needed food supplies. But each ship is also carrying one of today’s rarest items: Hope,” he said.

But besides hope, action is needed to stabilize the world’s fertilizer market, Guterres said.

“It is necessary to continue to remove all remaining barriers to the export of Russian fertilizers and their ingredients, including ammonia. These products are not subject to sanctions – and we are making progress in eliminating indirect effects,” he said.

“Without action now, global fertilizer shortages will quickly turn into global food shortages,” he warned.

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