Ukraine says it contacted Poland to resolve grain crisis

Updated Sep 22, 2023
The Ukrainian Minister of Agriculture, Mykola Solsky, announced this Thursday that he spoke on the phone with his Polish counterpart, Robert Telus, to resolve the dispute caused by the extension of Warsaw's ban on the import of Ukrainian cereals.
"The ministers spoke about the situation and also about Ukraine's proposal on regulation and agreed to find a solution that takes the interests of the parties into account", says a statement from the Ukrainian Ministry of Agriculture. The Ukrainian proposal refers to limitations on imports by five European states of agricultural products from Ukraine: wheat, corn and sunflower. "The parties reaffirmed close and constructive relations", indicates the same note, adding that the two ministers committed to finding formulas to continue cooperating in matters of exports. The document also says that the two ministers will speak again "in the coming days" to discuss the same issue. "The Polish side will study the Ukrainian export plan and will prepare proposals on the subject", concluded the note. Poland announced last week that it would extend - without Brussels' support - the ban imposed in the spring on imports of Ukrainian agricultural products. The ban ended on September 15th but ...
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