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Ministers of Poland and Lithuania to discuss grain transit

Oct 2, 2023

The Ministers of Agriculture of Poland and Lithuania will meet on Tuesday to discuss cooperation on the transit of Ukrainian grain.

This became known to the Polish RMF FM.

It is expected that Lithuania will take over phytosanitary inspections of grain cargoes transiting through Poland from Ukraine, and these inspections are expected to take place in Lithuanian ports.


"We in Poland will put a stamp and control the passage through our country, while Lithuania wants to carry out phytosanitary inspections," Polish Agriculture Minister Robert Telus commented last week.

After Poland and Lithuania agree on the details, negotiations between Poland and Ukraine are to begin.

It is expected that this change in procedure will allow more Ukrainian grain to be exported through Poland, which has become even more urgent after Russia's withdrawal from the Black Sea Grain Initiative and systematic shelling of southern ports.

Author - Olena Madiak, 02/10/2023

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