The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, announced, on Wednesday, the appointment of Kuwaiti Abdullah Abdul Samad Dashti as the UN coordinator of the Black Sea Grain Transportation Initiative.
Dashti’s appointment comes as a successor to the Sudanese Amir Mahmoud Abdullah, who has held the position of United Nations Coordinator since August 2022.
In a statement, the Secretary-General expressed his gratitude for Sudanese Abdullah’s leadership, hard work and commitment to implementing the initiative during difficult times.
And last Sunday, the Turkish Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Adel Kara Ismailoglu, explained that 585 ships loaded with 15 million and 80 thousand tons of grain departed from Ukrainian ports between the beginning of last August and December 25 through the “grain corridor.”
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On July 22, Turkey, the United Nations, Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement in Istanbul to resume grain exports from three Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea, which were suspended in February 2022 due to the Russian-Ukrainian war.