14 Nov 2022 16:50

UN has nothing to do with U.S.-Russia talks supposedly ongoing in Ankara - Guterres

HONG KONG. Nov 14 (Interfax) -The UN is not involved in the U.S.-Russia talks that are reportedly underway in Ankara, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday in his address to participants in the G20 summit.

"The UN is not involved. I think it is very positive that the U.S. and Russia have talks because that is an extremely relevant development," Guterres said when asked to comment on reports about supposed talks on Ukraine between the U.S. and Russia.

Guterres also said that he would continue talks on the Grain Deal during the G20 summit. Significant advances have been made in lifting obstacles to Russian fertilizer and food exports, he said.

Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters earlier on Monday that he can neither confirm nor deny media reports alleging that Turkey's Ankara is now hosting talks between Russian and U.S. delegations.