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Up to 25,000 Tons of Ukrainian Wheat Arrives in Ethiopia

Sun 04 Dec 2022 | 10:46 PM
Taarek Refaat

Head of the Office of the President Andriy Yermak said on Sunday that the first ship loaded with grain arrived in Ethiopia as part of the "Grain from Ukraine" program, local media reported.

It was reported that the ship transported 25,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat to Ethiopia.

The vessel carrying 25,000 tonnes of wheat for Ethiopia that he said had arrived in the port of Doraleh, in neighbouring Djibouti.

Last month, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said the international humanitarian project "Grains from Ukraine" would help restore food security in the poorest countries, including Ethiopia, Somalia and Yemen.

On November 26, during the visit of the heads of government of Hungary, Belgium, Lithuania and Poland to Kyiv, Zelensky launched the "Grain from Ukraine" initiative, which stipulates that by the end of spring 2023, Ukraine should send at least 60 ships of grain to the threatened countries. affected by famine and drought, namely Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Congo, Kenya and Nigeria.

On July 22, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations struck a deal to provide humanitarian sea passage for ships carrying food and fertilizer from Ukraine's Black Sea ports.

However, Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly said that most of the ships carrying Ukrainian grain did not reach the world's poorest country and ended up in Europe.

At the same time, Putin expressed his fears that Russian products will not enter the world markets as promised in the agreement. Since then, the grain deal, which was set to expire on November 19, has been extended by another 120 days.