Saudi, Australia to ink MoU on livestock shipment resumption
The Saudi Kingdom and Australia will soon sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the resumption of Australian livestock shipment to the Kingdom, according to Muhammad Al-Sheeha, assistant deputy minister of agriculture for livestock affairs.
Shipments of Australian livestock were suspended last year after Saudi veterinarians found that 1/3 of 57,000 sheep aboard an Australian ship had scabby mouth. The shipment was rejected by the Saudi Arabian authorities.
Al-Sheeha was quoted by <i>Al-Riyadh</i> as saying both sides have completed discussion on all issues that would allow both countries to meet their demands.