Egyptian president urges Russia to revive grain deal

July 28 (Reuters) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday urged Russia to revive the Black Sea grain deal, which allowed Ukraine to export its grain from its ports despite the war, but that Russia left last week.

President Sisi told a Russia-Africa summit in St Petersburg that it was “essential to reach agreement” to revive the agreement, which Russia abandoned because it believes Ukraine and the West do not honor their commitments to it.

Egypt is a major importer of foodstuffs from the Black Sea, in particular Ukrainian wheat. (Reuters report, French version Corentin Chapron, edited by Tangi Salaün)

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