Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said that there is no obstacle in importing food from abroad.
He said this in response to questions from journalists after a high-level meeting of the government on food import at the Secretariat on Thursday (August 25).
The minister said that the issue of importing food items was discussed. What came up in the discussion is that we have no problem in importing food, there is no problem internationally. It has been discussed in detail. How is the food stock, I have discussed the general issue today.
In response to a question from journalists, he said that there was no discussion about fuel oil today. Whether it is Russia or Ukraine, there are no international barriers in importing food. Globally there are 24 banks through which we can import with dollars. It was discussed, cleared today.
In response to another question from the journalists, the minister said that if there is a need to import food, it should be brought, but there is no obstacle.In response to a question regarding the government’s search for cheap dollars, the minister said that finding dollars cheap is a different matter. There was no discussion about that today.
He said that there was no discussion about bringing fuel oil from Russia today.
When asked whether any decision has been taken today, the minister said, “There has been a discussion, what was needed to be known, everyone has been informed.”