22:05 / 31.08.2023.

Author: Katja Miličić

Croatia will offer its ports for Ukrainian grain export

Foreign and European Affairs Minister Gordan Grlić Radman

Foreign and European Affairs Minister Gordan Grlić Radman

Foto: Dnevnik / HTV/HRT

Croatia is offering the use of its ports for the export of Ukrainian grain under the EU's so-called Solidarity Corridors, said Foreign and European Affairs Minister Gordan Grlić Radman at a meeting of the bloc's foreign ministers in Toledo, Spain on Thursday.

European foreign ministers gathered for the informal meeting were joined by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

Grlić Radman said that at the meeting he would underscore Croatia's contribution to the Solidarity Corridors initiative, set up to ensure Ukraine can export grain, but also import the goods it needs.

“We must do more to bring Ukrainian grain to countries facing food insecurity, especially in Africa,” the minister pointed out.

“Croatia is offering its ports, Rijeka, Split, Ploče and, of course, Vukovar on the Danube. We are currently working on expanding our capacities,” Grlić Radman added.

The Solidarity Corridors, launched in May of last year, have facilitated the movement of more than 44.4 million tons of grains, oilseeds and related products from Ukraine until June, according to the European Commission.

The corridors have also helped Ukraine export more than 36 million tons of other products such as iron and steel, soil and wood, which brought the country about 33 billion euros in revenue.

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