This photograph taken on August 2, 2022 shows the Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni carrying 26,000 tonnes of corn, off shore of north-west Istanbul. /OZAN KOSE / AFP
The first ship carrying grain from Ukraine reached Türkiye territorial waters on Tuesday near the entrance to the Bosphorus Strait.
The Sierra Leone-flagged Razoni is expected to deliver more than 26,000 tonnes of maize to Tripoli, Lebanon, according to AFP
A team that includes Russian and Ukrainian officials is expected to inspect the shipment on Wednesday before it is greenlighted to proceed to Lebanon.
The shipment was made possible after Türkiye and the United Nations brokered a grain and fertilizer export agreement between Russia and Ukraine.
(With input from AFP)
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