Türkiye's foreign minister Hakan Fidan said on a visit to Moscow on Aug. 31 that reviving a deal to ship Ukrainian grain across the Black Sea was "critical" for food security.
Fidan was in Moscow to prepare an informal summit between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Russia's Black Sea resort city of Sochi next week.
Following an initiative launched by Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the presidents of the member-states of the Arraiolos Group - Greece, Italy, Croatia, Malta, Portugal, and Slovenia - issued a joint appeal on Thursday, urging urgent action to address the dangers posed by the climate crisis in the Mediterranean.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to extend the Black Sea grain deal which expires next week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on July 14
Erdoğan told reporters he had spoken with his Russian counterpart about the crucial deal allowing for the export of Ukrainian grain to ease a global food crisis.