On the sidelines of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with the leaders of South Africa and Kenya, Cyril Ramaphosa and William Ruto. This was reported by the press service of the head of state on Tuesday, September 19.
The presidents discussed preparations for the next meeting on the implementation of the Ukrainian peace formula at the level of advisers. In addition, the parties discussed preparations for the Global Peace Summit at the level of leaders.
The parties emphasized the need to restore the functioning of the grain corridor in the Black Sea to ensure global food security, as well as the creation of grain hubs in Africa.
"We are not waiting, we are continuing the Black Sea Grain Initiative and trying alternative routes. Several ships with grain have already successfully navigated these routes despite the difficult situation," Zelenskyy emphasized.
The Head of State emphasized the importance of speeding up the process of returning Ukrainian children illegally deported to Russia to their homeland, as well as the exchange of detainees.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 20/09/2023