09.02.2024 08:32

Ukraine sent the seventh vessel under the Grain from Ukraine program

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09.02.2024 08:32

For the first time in 2024, a ship with Ukrainian wheat left the ports of Great Odesa as part of the Grain from Ukraine program. There are 25,000 tonnes of Ukrainian wheat on board for the people of Nigeria.

The event is significant, as it is the first vessel within the framework of the "Grain from Ukraine" program and the UN World Food Program, which was sent through Ukraine's own maritime corridor.

The Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Mykola Solskyi, Regional Director of WFP for the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe Corinne Fleischer, representatives of the Embassy of Denmark in Ukraine, WFP of the United Nations, Ministry of Agrarian Policy, and local self-government bodies took part in the launch of the ship.

Mykola Solskyi thanked international partners for participating in the Grain from Ukraine program. He also noted the work of the World Food Program to provide food to African countries.

In general, within the framework of Grain from Ukraine, 7 ships with more than 195 thousand tonnes have already been sent to Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Yemen, Nigeria. It is also planned to deliver Ukrainian grain to Sudan, Somalia, Mozambique/Malawi, Madagascar, Djibouti, Liberia, Mauritania, Lebanon and other countries.

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