He also added that despite Ukraine and Russia getting closer, “we still have a long way to go pace”.
“We hope that next week we can reach a final agreement,” Guterres told reporters in New York. “But as I said we still need a lot of goodwill and commitment from all sides.”
For his part, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar confirmed that an agreement on Ukrainian grain exports will be signed next week.
He added in the statements that it was agreed to ensure the safety of grain shipping routes and the safety of their roads.