During the working visit to the Republic of Türkiye, the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Mykola Solskyi met the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Türkiye Vahit Kirişci
During the meeting, the parties discussed the prospects and the ways to increase the volumes of grain export from Ukraine, and possible cooperation in irrigation system projects in the south of Ukraine.
"Irrigation systems restoration and development is one of the priorities for the development of agriculture in Ukraine. Today Türkiye has a complete technological cycle from design to construction and modernization of irrigation systems," said Mykola Solskyi. He added that the implementation of major projects will begin at full capacity only after the end of the war, though the preparation should start now.
The Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Türkiye expressed his support for Ukraine and assured that Türkiye has high hopes for the recently signed Agreement on the safe transportation of grain and food products from Ukrainian ports, as well as the establishment of the corresponding Coordination Center in Istanbul, as it is directly related to the provision of world food security.
Mykola Solskyi thanked the Turkish people and the Turkish government for supporting Ukraine since the first day of the war.
"A major achievement of this support is the signed Grain Agreement, which allows to export grain from Ukraine out of three Ukrainian ports. The role of Türkiye in signing this document is significant," he emphasized.