The earliest grain ship exported by Ukraine since the war will arrive at Tripoli Port on Sunday, the Spokesperson of the Embassy of Ukraine to Beirut told reporters.
Sailed under the flag of Sierra Leone, “Razzoni” ship carried 26,000 tonnes of corn and arrived on Wednesday morning before resuming its path to Lebanon.
In a step intended to ease food supply restrictions, a cargo ship filled with grain departed from the Ukrainian port of Odesa for the first time under the landmark deal signed by Ukraine, Russia, and Türkiye, overseen by the UN.
According to a statement released by the UN, the Razoni, carrying a cargo of 26,527 tonnes of corn, was the first cargo ship to leave a Ukrainian Black Sea port since 26 February, just a few days after the Russian invasion began.
Last month, both Ukraine and Russia signed a deal that would aim to allow the grain to start flowing across the Black Sea, the Turkish Presidency announced.
The signing ceremony witnessed the presence of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres with the participation of Ukraine and Russia.