GRODNO DISTRICT, 18 August (BelTA) – Products of Belarusian agribusiness are highly popular among those who live near the border. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko was told about the fact during his working trip to Grodno Oblast, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that a lot of people buy products in Belarus now. The customers include not only Russians but Ukrainians, residents of Poland and Lithuania.
“And thank god, let them come. If you have something to sell. After all, I've asked those [officials responsible for retail trade in the regions] to arrange simple, conventional retail outlets at the border. So that you could bring and sell products. So that they [residents of neighboring countries] could take products away. They pay good money,” the president said.
Grodno Oblast Governor Vladimir Karanik mentioned that guests from neighboring countries prefer driving to the nearest stationary shop after refueling their cars. “We keep restocking the inventory of those shops and see how trade turnover over there grows,” he remarked.
“It is even better,” Aleksandr Lukashenko responded.
The head of state also gave instructions to assist Belarusian agricultural producers with developing their proprietary retail chains, including in Minsk.