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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu meets British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss in Ankara, Turkey, June 23, 2022. — Reuters pic

Thursday, 23 Jun 2022 4:41 PM MYT

ANKARA, June 23 — The crisis around grain trapped in Ukraine must be resolved in the next month, British foreign minister Liz Truss said today during a visit to Ankara when she offered Britain’s expertise to help resolve the situation.

“We are very clear that this grain crisis is urgent, that it needs to be solved within the next month otherwise we could see devastating consequences,” Truss told a news conference alongside Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

“It’s very clear that Ukrainian ports must be protected, there needs to be safe passage for commercial vessels. The United Kingdom is offering our expertise on all of those fronts to make sure that we have measures in place so that grain can safely leave, but it is going to require an international effort.” — Reuters