Russia and African Countries Call for Removal of Export Barriers

Russia and 7 African states called for the removal of obstacles to the export of Russian grain and fertilizers.

According to TASS Russian news agency, on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa summit last week in St. Petersburg, President Vladimir Putin met with the leaders of Egypt, the Republic of Congo, Senegal, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, as well as the President of the Comoros who represented the African Union at the meeting.
“The leaders of Russia and Africa have called for concrete measures to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of Russian exports of grain and fertilizers, which would allow to resume the implementation of the grain agreement on Ukrainian grain,” says a statement published simultaneously on the Kremlin’s official website and government sources of South Africa that currently chairs the BRICS group. The parties also called on the UN to take the necessary measures to lift the ban on the export of 200,000 tons of Russian fertilizers blocked in the seaports of the European Union for their immediate and free delivery to African countries.