Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan informed his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that his country would continue to take the required steps with all parties to resolve issues relating to the fulfilment of the grain export agreement.
Erdogan and Putin spoke over the phone on regional matters, including the most recent events in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, according to a statement from Turkey’s Communications Directorate.
The Turkish president expressed his confidence that Russia and Ukraine will forge a partnership centred on finding solutions, and that resuming dialogue will be aided by finding a practical solution to the grain situation.
In his speech at the Discussion Club Valday on Monday, Erdogan also complimented Putin for his heartfelt remarks regarding Turkey and himself.
The UN-mediated agreement for the shipment of grain from the Black Sea was suspended by Russia on Saturday.
On July 22, an agreement was made in Istanbul by Turkey, the UN, Russia, and Ukraine to resume grain exports across the Black Sea, which had been suspended since the start of the Russia-Ukraine war in February. To manage the shipments, a Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul was established with representatives from the three nations and the UN.