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The first ship with Russian wheat left the Novorossiysk seaport for Africa

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Thursday, 09 November 2023

The first ship with Russian wheat left the Novorossiysk seaport for Africa

The first ship with Russian wheat left the Novorossiysk seaport for Africa
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According to the Federal Customs Service, a dry cargo ship arrived at the Novorossiysk seaport to load 25 thousand tons of wheat.

The department noted that the cargo is intended for one of the African countries as humanitarian aid. Customs promptly cleared the grain, and the goods were promptly released.

A dry cargo ship with 25 thousand tons of humanitarian supplies departed from Novorossiysk, the FCS press service reports on Telegram .

At the beginning of October, Russian Minister of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev announced that free grain supplies from Russia to African countries will begin in the coming month, RIA Novosti reports .

As the Internet portal “Kuban 24” wrote, Russian President Vladimir Putin, at a press conference following negotiations with Turkish leader Erdogan  , said that  Russia will organize the supply of 1 million tons of grain at a reduced price for processing in Turkey and free transportation to the poorest countries.
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Russia sent 25 thousand tons of wheat to Africa as humanitarian aid

2023-11-09 

November 8, Minsk / Corr. BELTA/. Russia sent 25 thousand tons of wheat to Africa as humanitarian aid. This was reported by TASS with reference to the Telegram channel of the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation.

As indicated, the humanitarian cargo was sent from the port of Novorossiysk to one of the African countries. Customs officers carried out the necessary operations as a priority and released the goods.

In July, Russian leader Vladimir Putin said Russia was ready to send grain to African countries most in need free of charge. Later, he announced the final stage of negotiations on free supplies of 25-50 thousand tons of grain to six African countries, including Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Mali, Somalia, the Central African Republic and Eritrea.

It is noted that last year Russia exported 11.5 million tons of grain to Africa, and in the first six months of this year - about another 10 million tons. 

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