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Russian Grain for Burkina Faso Arrived at Transit Point in West Africa: Embassy to Sputnik Africa

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The decision to provide free grain to six African countries, including Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Mali, Somalia, Central African Republic and Eritrea, was announced by the Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier in the year.
A ship carrying a free batch of Russian grain for Burkina Faso has arrived at a transit point in West Africa, as confirmed by the Russian embassy in Côte d’Ivoire to Sputnik Africa.
The grain is currently being unloaded and will be transported by land to its intended destination, the embassy added.
Earlier in the day, another ship carrying free Russian wheat for the Central African Republic arrived at the Cameroonian port of Douala.
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In July, President Putin announced Moscow's commitment to deliver grain as humanitarian aid to six African countries listed by the World Food Program.
On November 17, the first Russian shipments, each carrying 25,000 tons of wheat, were dispatched to Somalia and Burkina Faso, with the Russian Minister of Agriculture, Dmitry Patrushev, revealing that up to 200,000 tons of Russian wheat would be sent to Africa free of charge by year-end.
A ship carrying 25,000 tons of humanitarian wheat from Russia had previously arrived in Somalia in early December.