13 Jul 2022 21:21

Participants in talks on Ukrainian grain export agree to set up coordination center in Istanbul - Turkish defense minister

ISTANBUL. July 13 (Interfax) - Turkish, Russian, Ukrainian and UN representatives agreed during their talks on Ukrainian grain export to set up a coordination center in Istanbul, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Wednesday.

"Participants in the four-way meeting agreed to establish a coordination center in Istanbul on Ukrainian grain export," Anadolu Agency quoted Akar as saying.

According to Turkish media, the Turkish defense minister explained that the sides had reached consensus on a system of joint control over grain at seaports. Representatives of Turkey, Russia and Ukraine are also planning to hold another meeting next week, Akar said.