Putin promises Bolsonaro to maintain Russian fertilizer shipments to Brazil
Russian leader explained to the Brazilian president the importance of restoring the structure of free trade in these goods, “crumbled by Western sanctions,” the Kremlin shares
Russian President Vladimir Putin today promised Brazilian head of state Jair Bolsonaro that his country will maintain uninterrupted supplies of Russian fertilizers to Brazilian farmers, the Kremlin reported.
The two leaders addressed the problems of world food security in a phone call, the Russian presidency said in a statement. The Kremlin chief also “emphasized that Russia is committed to fulfilling its obligations to ensure the uninterrupted supply of Russian fertilizer to Brazilian farmers.”
Putin reportedly described to Bolsonaro in detail the causes of the difficult situation on the world market for agricultural products and fertilizers.
The Russian leader stressed the importance of restoring the structure of free trade in these goods, “crumbled by Western sanctions,” according to the Kremlin, and which were imposed following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
Putin has said on several occasions that Russia is not to blame for the world food crisis, as it is Western sanctions that impede Russian exports because they hinder logistics, international payments and transportation. The Russian President has insisted that the European Union (EU) has sanctioned Russian fertilizers, while from Brussels they insist that this is not the case and that they have not sanctioned Russian agricultural products either.
Putin and Bolsonaro also confirmed their mutual intention to constantly strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries, including expanding cooperation in various fields such as agriculture and energy.
The leaders also talked about some issues on the international agenda, including the beginning, on July 1 of this year, of Brazil’s rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council.
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