MINSK, 5 July (BelTA) – Belarus is not planning to export grain, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with senior officials of the Council of Ministers in Minsk on 5 July, BelTA has learned.
The head of state noted that so far things in agriculture have been quite good. "It's not a bad year. Russia looks to crop a good harvest. Ukraine will still have some harvest too. If we do everything right, we will receive as much grain as we need for people and livestock. We will not export wheat or any other grain crops (although we could) except for industrial crops such as rapeseed and flax and also potatoes, which we have enough," he said.
"We will not export grain. We'd better use for the needs of the livestock industry to get meat and milk," Aleksandr Lukashenko added.