On 26 September, EU Agriculture Ministers, joined by the Ukrainian Minister for Agrarian Policy and Food, Mykola Solskyi, met to discuss the current agricultural production and logistics situation in Ukraine, as well as the implementation of the EU solidarity lanes. Ministers welcomed the latest update on Ukraine’s harvest, including a relatively stable level of grain production.
They also welcomed the reopening of the Black Sea ports, but stressed that the current situation remains difficult both in Ukraine and worldwide.
The ministers also exchanged views on the positive results of the transport routes that allow the delivery of Ukrainian crops to third countries and called for further investments for solidarity lanes.
“EU Member States are determined to continue their assistance in transporting wheat, maize and other cereals to consumers in third countries,” said Zdeněk Nekula, Czech Minister for Agriculture. “We will continue to develop the logistics for Ukrainian export and connect businesses in order to better meet supply and demand for agricultural production from Ukraine”.
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