Libya studying import of meat from Botswana

Published March 26th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

A delegation of Libyan business executives is visiting the southern African state of Botswana, in order to investigate the possibility of importing meat from the country. Its members will be meeting with the management of the Botswana Meat Commission, reported the Pan-African news agency. 


To date, Libya has been receiving the bulk of its meat supply from Australia and Europe. But, as Saleh Ali Maragahni, the country’s ambassador to the Botswana capital of Gaberone, pointed out, the Libyan government has adopted a policy of giving preference to imports from Africa. 


Maragahni declared his confidence that Botswana and Libya could establish a means of cooperating in the field of agriculture. Although the two countries are separated by thousands of kilometers, he said there are similar features between the Libyan and Botswana cultures. 


During their visit to Gaberone, the Libyans will meet with Botswana’s ministers of foreign affairs and agriculture. — (Albawaba-MEBG)

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