At a meeting on countering Western sanctions, Alexander Lukashenko raised an issue of imposing restrictions on Western companies. In particular, he threatened to restrict the sale of German goods in Belarus and to prevent the transit of German goods to Russia and China.
Germany is one of the five main economic partners of Belarus. Import volume amounted to $1.6 billion last year. 306 companies with the participation of German capital are registered in Belarus, including 166 joint ventures and 140 foreign organizations.