The UN Secretary General is already in Lviv, where this trilateral meeting will take place in which the functioning of the agreement that allowed cereal exports to be unblocked will be reviewed
UN Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Ukraine on Wednesday, where he is scheduled to meet with the country’s president, Volodímir Zelenski, and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday.
According to his spokesman, Guterres is already in the western city of Lviv, where this trilateral meeting will take place in which, among other things, the operation of the agreement that allowed unblocking cereal exports will be reviewed Ukrainian through Black Sea ports.
In addition, the head of the United Nations plans to hold a bilateral meeting with Zelensky to discuss the general state of the conflict, the need for a political solution and other issues such as the situation in the Zaporizhia nuclear plantas the organization has advanced.
On Friday, Guterres will visit Odessa and its port, which is being used to export Ukrainian grain as part of the UN-Turkish deal.
The next day, the Portuguese diplomat will travel to istanbulwhere he will visit the Joint Coordination Center (JCC) that oversees the fulfillment of that pact.
Its about Guterres’ second trip to Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion last February.
The UN Secretary General visited the country last April, as part of a tour in which he also passed through Turkey and Russia and in which he organized the evacuation of civilians from the besieged Azovstal plant in Mariupol, which took place a few days later with the support of the United Nations.
On that trip, the agreement for grain exports also began to take shape, which took months to materialize.