Russia and the UN to hold consultations in Geneva on a memorandum as part of a grain deal

Updated Jun 9, 2023
A Russian interdepartmental delegation and UN representatives will hold consultations in Geneva on Friday on a memorandum within the framework of a package of documents signed in July last year in Istanbul on the supply of food and fertilizers to the world market. The Russian delegation is headed by Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Vershinin, the UN Secretary General of the Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Rebeca Greenspan will take part in the consultations, the correspondent was told. TASS in the press service of UNCTAD.
The place and time of the consultations at the UN are not disclosed, no official announcements have been made at the Geneva headquarters on this topic. As expected, the meetings will be held at the Palais des Nations, where the headquarters of the UN Geneva office is located. Vershinin told journalists in Moscow on June 5 that the next round of consultations in an interdepartmental format is scheduled to be held in Geneva on June 9. He also noted that Russia sees no prospects for the grain deal to be extended, but consultations with UN representatives on existing agreements continue. Vershinin stressed that Ukraine puts forward various demands for the implementation of the grain deal, and thus has already led the situation to a dead end. In addition, a senior diplomat said that the Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul has resumed inspections of ships under the grain deal. The UN continues talks with Russia and Ukraine to extend the grain deal, Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the ...
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