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  • “Grain Initiative”: the first vessel chartered by the UN with Ukrainian agricultural products arrived in Africa
    Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, posted 30 August 2022 13:16

    Today, the bulk carrier BRAVE COMMANDER, chartered by the United Nations World Food Programme, arrived in Djibouti.

    It has 23,000 metric tons of wheat on board, which will be delivered to consumers in Ethiopia after unloading.

    “Since the signing of the “grain initiative”, we understood the global food responsibility of Ukraine to the world, especially to the countries in Africa and Asia facing a humanitarian disaster. That is why, in close cooperation with the UN, we have already sent two ships with more than 50 thousand metric tons of agricultural products to help the people of Ethiopia and Yemen.

    For our part, we ensure the fastest and most efficient process of receiving, loading and sending these vessels. Such transportation is an undeniable priority for us.

    We continue to work with the UN World Food Program to increase the amount of food aid. I am grateful to our partners for their cooperation,” commented Oleksandr Kubrakov, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine.

    It will be recalled that the bulk carrier BRAVE COMMANDER departed from the port “Pivdennyi” on August 16.

    In addition, already today, on August 30, the second vessel chartered by the UN World Food Program left the port “Pivdennyi”. 37.5 thousand metric tons of wheat for the needs of the population of Yemen are aboard the bulk carrier KARTERIA.

    In general, during the implementation of the Initiative on safe transportation of agricultural products, 61 ships with 1.5 million metric tons of agricultural products on board have already departed from Ukrainian ports.