21 Feb 2024 17:41

Ukraine ships 1.1 mln tonnes of grain in transit across Romania in Jan, 0.6 mln tonnes in Feb

MOSCOW. Feb 21 (Interfax) - Ukrainian Agriculture Minister Nikolai Solsky and Romanian Agriculture Minister Florin-Ionut Barbu have discussed bilateral cooperation in the agricultural sector at another online meeting, Ukrainian media reported, citing the Ukrainian Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food's press service.

In January 2024, 1.1 million tonnes of grains were shipped via Romania, while in the first half of February 0.6 million tonnes, the statement said.

"At the same time, Ukraine has not exported grain to Romania since the summer of 2023, after restrictions were imposed at the EU level. The grain crops are being exclusively transited across the territory of Romania," Solsky said.

The Ukrainian minister thanked his Romanian counterpart for support in ensuring uninterrupted transit of Ukrainian agricultural products across the territory of Romania to European ports. He also noted that Ukraine highly appreciates cooperation with Romania, especially its assistance in establishing transit routes.