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Russian, Turkish diplomats discuss food security, de-escalation in Gaza


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Published November 22,2023


Two senior Russian diplomats mentioned meals safety and efforts geared toward de-escalation in Gaza at a gathering Tuesday in Moscow with their Turkish counterpart.

The Russian Foreign Ministry mentioned in a press release that deputy international ministers Aleksandr Grushko and Sergey Vershinin held consultations with Burak Akçapar on varied facets of Russian-Turkish cooperation and the regional and worldwide agenda, together with coordination within the UN General Assembly and amongst different worldwide organizations.

It mentioned the three males additionally spoke about deepening worldwide help to the political settlement of disaster conditions, primarily the Palestinian-Israeli and Syrian conflicts.

“Particular attention was paid to the tasks of de-escalating the situation in the Middle East and providing humanitarian assistance to civilians. The sides discussed in detail the problems of food security,” the assertion mentioned.

In a separate assertion, the ministry mentioned that Vershinin mentioned the identical points with Turkish Ambassador Tanju Bilgiç on Monday.

“Particular attention was paid to the Istanbul Agreements of July 22, 2022 on ensuring unhindered access of grain and fertilizers to world markets, as well as the current situation in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict zone, taking into account the ongoing escalation of violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, primarily in the Gaza Strip,” the assertion mentioned.

Earlier this 12 months, Russia refused to increase the Black Sea grain deal, an settlement brokered by Türkiye and the UN to make sure secure passage for Ukraine’s agricultural exports from its southern Black Sea ports. Moscow mentioned its calls for such because the inclusion of the state-owned Russian Agricultural Bank within the SWIFT worldwide fee system had not been met.

Israel has launched relentless air and floor assaults within the Gaza Strip following a cross-border assault by the Palestinian group Hamas on Oct. 7.

The Palestinian dying toll from Israeli assaults on the Gaza Strip has soared to 14,128, the Health Ministry within the blockaded enclave mentioned Tuesday.

“The victims include over 5,840 children and 3,920 women,” the ministry added in a press release.

The Israeli dying toll, in the meantime, is round 1,200, in keeping with official figures.

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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