MINSK, 29 November (BelTA) – Food should never be subject to Western sanctions. For its part Belarus is exploring all markets, Belarus' Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Subbotin told the media after a joint meeting of the Belarusian Parliament in the Oval Hall of the House of Government on 29 November, BelTA has learned.
"The world is not confined to the West. There is the East, the Islamic world, China. There is the brotherly Russia, other CIS countries, and also Africa, South America. In any case, we are tapping into all markets, and we will trade with anyone. As practice shows, food and medicines have never been subject to sanctions. I think common sense will prevail and they will not sanction such things," said Aleksandr Subbotin.
During the joint meeting of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic, the deputy prime minister noted that the Belarusian agricultural industry has done a tremendous job to diversify exports. Belarus sells food products and agricultural raw materials into 104 countries.