ISLAMABAD — Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, during a visit Thursday to Pakistan, called for the restoration of the Black Sea Grain Initiative to meet the global food security challenge.
Kuleba spoke to reporters in Islamabad with his Pakistani counterpart, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, to open his two-day official visit, the first by a Ukrainian foreign minister since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1993.
The Black Sea Grain Initiative deal was brokered last year by the United Nations and Turkey, lifting a Russian blockade on Ukrainian ports that Russia imposed after its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
Moscow announced on Monday its withdrawal from the agreement, which is credited with easing food shortages and inflation in many countries that depend on Ukrainian grain to feed their populations.
Source : VOA