Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he had agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin to “cautiously proceed with” discussions on grain and fertilizer supplies via the maritime corridor in the Black Sea.
“We are undoubtedly engaging in talks with corresponding states on all types of products coming from both Russia and Ukraine. It can be grain products and fertilizers. There have been no problems in the negotiation process. During our meeting with Mr. Putin, we agreed to cautiously proceed with this process,” the Turkish leader was quoted as saying by the TRT channel after the summit in Samarkand.
The Turkish leader went on to say that he, together with Putin,”spoke in favor of using the grain corridor for the benefit of poorly developed nations.”
“Naturally, President Putin emphasized this issue as well. In the future, we will closely monitor the supply process so that the corridor would benefit poorly developed nations as much as possible,” he added.