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Agriculture minister: European companies are ready to work with Belarus

MINSK, (BelTA) – European manufacturers are ready to work with Belarus, Agriculture and Food Minister Sergei Bartosh told the ONT TV channel, BelTA informs.

According to him, Belarus has not reduced food exports despite the sanctions. “It's true, we had to change track and refocus on other markets - Asian, African countries. Today we supply our entire assortment to Asian countries, the Far East, including whole milk products. We ship products to Venezuela, the United Arab Emirates,” said Sergei Bartosh.

Speaking about the European market, the minister noted and European manufacturers are ready to work with Belarus. “They are just hamstrung by the policy that is being pursued in their countries. But in any case, we will sell them what they need, and buy from them what we need. Yes, it will be a little more difficult, but nevertheless this issue is solvable,” he stressed.

Sergei Bartosh added that European farmers can work in Belarus if they want, because in their homeland they have to dump milk. “Our country is open for businesses. We could give them land, the opportunity to work, make products and, most importantly, we would give them guarantee that we would buy their products - both meat and dairy products. They would not have problems with the sale of their products,” the minister said.