At the upcoming talks in Moscow, Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan is expected to suggest that the grain deal be resumed in its original format, a local diplomatic source told TASS on Thursday, APA reports.
"Türkiye has repeatedly said that it stands for resuming the grain corridor in its original format involving parties to the Istanbul agreements. It views is as the most efficient and safe in the current conditions, which make it possible to prevent the expansion of the Ukrainian conflict into the Black Sea," the source said.
On July 17, Russia refused to continue its participation in the grain deal, which was reached a year ago to ensure safe exports of Ukrainian grain across the Black Sea. The deal also provided for creating conditions for exporting farming products and fertilizers from Russia. Moscow explained its withdrawal from the deal by the non-implementation of the part of the deal related to Russian exports to the global market.