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26 July 2022, 10:56

Lukashenko: Global food markets are grappling with uncertainty

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MINSK, 26 July (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko convened a large meeting to discuss progress in the harvest campaign on 26 July, BelTA has learned.

Taking part in the meeting at the Palace of Independence are senior officials of the central government, ministries and government agencies. Governors, heads of 118 district administrations and their deputies, as well as chiefs of agricultural companies joined the meeting via a conference call.

The president first of all explained why it was decided to hold the meeting in such a time-tested form.

“The global food industry is going through uncertain times. I really mean it when I say ‘uncertain'. The world is going crazy. To be honest, we do not know what will happen tomorrow, and this is the most alarming thing. Many say that we are on the brink of famine. We cannot disregard such a threat and we need to stay alert. If the fears of famine materialize, you know what the consequences will be. We need to brace up. God gave us perfect weather this year and we should make the most of it,” the head of state said.

“There is another important aspect to it. If we work hard this year, we will be able to earn decently and prop up our agriculture. In other words, I would say that the situation is very serious, even critical when it comes to agricultural works,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted.

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