The first ship of the United Nations World Food Program will leave in the next few hours from the port of Odessa in Ukraine, bound for Ethiopia, within the framework of the agreement signed between Russia and Ukraine for the continuation of Ukrainian grain exports since the beginning of war.
This was announced by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, in a message on social networks in which he assured that the United Nations merchant ship “will soon load and depart from Odessa to Ethiopia.”
“The cooperation of all the actors involved is key for the UN plan to work to help prevent food shortages and hunger,” said the former Belgian Prime Minister, who has supported mediation efforts from the outset. of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, to achieve a pact that allows Ukrainian cereal exports, blocked by the Russian Army in the context of the war in Ukraine.
According to the United Nations, the agreement mediated by Turkey, which will play the role of coordinator to allow grain to leave the Black Sea, is key to “reducing food insecurity globally”