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Romania, Bulgaria, and Croatia support the initiative 'Grain from Ukraine'

Romania, Bulgaria, and Croatia support the initiative 'Grain from Ukraine'
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29 / 11 / 2022

The leaders of Romania, Bulgaria, and Croatia intend to create new corridors for the export of Ukrainian agricultural products. The countries supported the initiative Grain from Ukraine, announced by the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

"Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, 8.4 million tons of grain and oilseeds from Ukraine have been delivered to consumers in the world in transit through Romania. In the coming months, we expect the growth of transit exports from Ukraine," states Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă.

It is noted that Romania strongly supported the export of Ukrainian grain through Romanian ports and will continue to work to increase communication between the countries by land and rail, in particular, a new border crossing point that has recently been opened. Romania will also continue to support Ukraine and Moldova in the energy sector. "We will not allow Russia to plunge the region into darkness," comments Nicolae Ciucă.

It is reported that Bulgarian President Rumen Radev noted at the summit that Bulgaria had managed to transport about 200 thousand tons of grain from Ukraine across the Danube in recent months and intends to continue this transport project.

"Unfortunately, the loss of electricity in Ukrainian ports due to Russian shelling has complicated this process for Bulgarian ships," comments President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev. Bulgaria provides fuel to Ukraine so that the country can support the agricultural and transport sectors.

Croatia also joins the work on new supply corridors for Ukrainian products within the EU project The Solidarity Lanes"Croatia is actively joining and will involve other ports on the Adriatic, and there are opportunities for corridors along the Danube River," says Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković.

Leaders welcome the extension of the Black Sea Grain Initiative for another 120 days.

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