The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Denys Shmyhal, at a meeting with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Mustafa Al-Kadimi, emphasized the need for international pressure on Russia to continue the “grain initiative” and to export Ukrainian grain from the Black Sea ports.
As reported by Ukrinform with reference to Government portalthe meeting took place on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
“In cooperation with UN we chose the opportunity to export Ukrainian grain, in particular to the countries of Asia and Africa, which need it the most. 200 ships have already left Ukrainian ports, and we call on all countries to continue putting pressure on Russia at the international level to prevent it from derailing the initiative. This is very important for global food security,” Shmyhal said.
For his part, Mustafa Al-Kadimi noted that Iraq supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and also supports the continuation of the export of Ukrainian grain.
According to the Prime Minister of Iraq, the two countries have developed good relations in the field of education and economy, and they strive to develop them further. Iraq is also ready to continue providing humanitarian support for Ukrainians.
Shmyhal stressed that Ukraine appreciates the diplomatic efforts of this country within the contact group of the League of Arab States regarding the situation in our country, aimed at ending the war unleashed by the Russian Federation.
He expressed hope that Iraq will continue to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, in particular within the framework of the UN.
Shmyhal noted that Iraq is an important and promising partner, and Ukraine is interested in continuing mutually beneficial cooperation in various spheres of the economy. In particular, one of the common interests of the countries may be the participation of Iraqi business in the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine.
As reported, on September 20-26, a high-level week will be held in New York within the framework of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, where leaders of states, heads of government, heads of foreign policy departments of member countries will speak.