Latvia: Seized Russian fertilizer to Kenya; next shipment coming to Nigeria

Around 200,000 tons of Russian fertilizers were shipped to Kenya through the World Food Program (WFP), according to the Latvian Foreign Ministry on Saturday.
The government reported that “on April 21, 2023, the World Food Program transported a cargo of mineral fertilizers from the port of Riga to Kenya.”
The WFP has not yet offered a response to this development.
Despite the lack of sanctions against fertilizers, a number of nations have barred Russian ships from shipping them.
Over 400,000 tons of fertilizer are reportedly blocked in Belgium, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and the Netherlands, according to the Russian authorities.
Moscow proposed settling disagreements by using fertilizers for charitable causes and distributing them gratis to the world’s poorest nations, according to the UN.
Russia requested that the appropriate UN agencies act as mediators, but only the UN has so far been able to set up a single cargo of 20,000 tons from the Netherlands to Malawi.
Sergey Vershinin, the deputy foreign minister of Russia, announced on Friday that two additional shipments to Kenya and Nigeria had been agreed upon.
(C) Azer News

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