Türkiye continues to work on removing obstacles to Russian grain and fertilizer exports, the Turkish foreign minister has said, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.
Speaking to reporters after a Cabinet meeting in the Turkish capital Ankara, Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday that the export of Russian fertilizer was also part of the Istanbul grain deal signed by Türkiye, the UN, Russia, and Ukraine in July.
"Obstacles to Russia's grain and fertilizer exports have not been completely removed. We're looking into what steps are to be taken to meet Russia's expectations and we're coordinating work (on this matter)," added Cavusoglu.
On whether another deal would be needed for the export of Russian grain, Cavusoglu said that if none of the parties object, the current agreement's duration would be extended, making an additional accord unnecessary.
"The Russians have some concerns that these demands (on Russian grain exports that were agreed upon) are not met. Now, diplomacy is working to dispel these doubts," he added.