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04 April 2022, 13:03

Prime minister: There will be plenty of food for Belarusians and foreign buyers

MINSK, 4 April (BelTA) – There will be plenty of Belarusian food for citizens and for foreign buyers. Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko made the relevant statement on the air of the TV channel Belarus One, BelTA has learned.

Asked whether the government is concerned about the excessive export of cheap products due to the lifting of COVID-19-related restrictions on crossing the Belarusian border, Roman Golovchenko said: “Yes, indeed, our foods are cheaper than those in the Russian Federation, including thanks to more rigorous price regulations. We restrict appetites of retailers and producers in order to pass on the savings onto citizens. Certainly, some food may be exported but we have enough food to satisfy our own country, our own people and those, who want to buy our products.”

Roman Golovchenko remarked that Belarus' output of dairy products exceeds domestic consumption by 3.5 times while the output of meat exceeds consumption by 37-38%. “We have a substantial surplus of all foods except for exclusive imports like rice, buckwheat, and citrus fruits. This is why we will be able to feed both Belarusians and Russians,” he concluded.

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