12 Jan 2023 14:29

Nigeria invites Ukraine to set up logistics hub for grain export - Ukrainian ministry

MOSCOW. Jan 12 (Interfax) - Nigeria intends to pursue new logistics projects, which will help boost agricultural exports from Ukraine and make them more predictable.

Similar plans were earlier unveiled by Senegal.

Agreements to this effect were reached at a meeting involving Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Minister Nikolai Solsky, Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Mohammad Mahmod Abubakar, Ukrainian media said on Wednesday, citing the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry's website.

The meeting took place during a visit to African countries by the Ukrainian ministry's delegation, it said.

The parties discussed possibilities for cooperation and for broadening their trade ties, including the establishment of a logistics hub to ensure uninterrupted deliveries of agricultural products and other foodstuffs.

As reported, during a visit to Senegal on January 9, Solsky signed a memorandum of understanding, which paves the way for the development of bilateral trade in agricultural products, cooperation in scientific research and investment, as well as ties between government agencies and private organizations of Ukraine and Senegal.

Furthermore, the document envisages the possibility of storing Ukrainian grain in so-called grain hubs. Solsky also said at the meeting that Ukraine stands ready to export not only agricultural products but also other goods to African countries, adding, however, that this process will require the development of logistics.