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Russia Completes Grain Deliveries to Poorest Countries in Africa

Russia has completed grain deliveries to six of the poorest African countries, Russian Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev said in a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, posted to the Kremlin website. “As per your instruction, issued in July 2023 at the Russia-Africa Summit, the Ministry of Agriculture and the United Grain Company completed the delivery of wheat shipments to the six poorest countries on the African continent, with assistance and support from the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Transport.

“In fact, it is the first time that Russia has implemented such a large-scale humanitarian project. … The first ship sailed out on November 7, 2023, and it took each ship 30 to 40 days to reach their destinations. The last ship arrived in Somalia in late January and unloading was completed on February 17.

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