THE HAGUE, November 30. /TASS/. Over 96,000 metric tons of Russian fertilizers remain blocked at European ports, Azar Dzhioyev, Russian deputy permanent representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), said.
According to him, the implementation of the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention should be carried out in such a way as not to hinder the economic and technical development of states and international cooperation in the field of chemical activities, including the exchange of scientific and technical information, chemicals and equipment for their production. "At the same time, the US and its allies continue to impose illegal unilateral sanctions against the states they do not like, including in the field of chemical industry," the diplomat said at the 28th Session of the Conference of the States Parties of the OPCW.
In this regard, Dzhioyev recalled that "over 96,000 tons of Russian fertilizers remain blocked at ports in Latvia, Estonia, Belgium and the Netherlands."
"What is this, if not an obstacle to the implementation of food security?" the envoy questioned. "Such a policy is a gross violation of the Convention. We urge all participants, not in words, but in deeds and in full compliance with their obligations," he pointed out. "Russia is still willing to provide the fertilizers to the needy African countries free of charge," the diplomat added.