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FAO Wants to Work More Closely With Russia in Africa, Head of FAO's Moscow Branch Says

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After the Black Sea Grain deal was terminated, Russia supplied grain free of charge to six African countries, namely Mali, Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, Eritrea, Somalia and Zimbabwe.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization has expressed a desire to work more closely with Russia in Africa, Head of FAO's Moscow branch, Oleg Kobyakov told Russian media.
Russian free grain supplies to six African nations have made a significant contribution to the fight against hunger in these states, Kobyakov added.
He stressed that Russia's grain supplies covered 23% of Somalia's total annual wheat import needs, and for Burkina Faso and Mali, the grain supplies covered 9% and 6%, respectively.
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