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Erdoğan confident Russia-Ukraine grain deal will continue

By Patrick Wintour

16 Nov 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Some of the poorest countries in the world will be relieved at the news that a Russia-Ukraine grain deal is likely to be renewed. The Guardian has the latest.

A vital deal allowing Russian and Ukrainian wheat and fertilisers to be exported through the Black Sea is expected to continue, according to the Turkish president, bringing relief to some of the poorest countries in the world.

“I am of the opinion that it will continue. There’s no problem there,” Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who mediated the agreement, told a press conference at the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia. The deal was scheduled to expire on Saturday.

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