Antonio Guterres will meet Volodymyr Zelensky and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Ukraine on Thursday August 18. In particular, he will discuss with them the implementation of the agreement on the maritime transport of cereals, before going to Odessa and then to Turkey.
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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will travel to Ukraine on Thursday August 18, his spokesman announced on Tuesday August 16. “At the invitation of President Volodymyr Zelensky, the Secretary General will be in Lviv on Thursday to participate in a trilateral meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Ukrainian leader,” the spokesperson said.
The visit will notably make it possible to “examine” the implementation of the international agreement signed in July in Istanbul to allow the export of Ukrainian cereals by sea, an agreement “of which Turkey is a key element”, added the representative. Antonio Guterres will then go on Friday to Odessa, one of the ports used within the framework of the agreement, then to Turkey where he will visit the Joint Coordination Center responsible for supervising the application of the text.
The spokesman suggested that “the need for a political solution to the conflict”, as well as “the question of the nuclear power plant (of Zaporizhia) and others will also be discussed”. A bilateral meeting between Volodymyr Zelensky and the Secretary General should also take place.
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