SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia explores opportunities to export agricultural products to Netherlands

April 08, 2021



RIYADH — In a bid to explore opportunities to export high-quality Saudi agricultural products to the Netherlands, the Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture organized a virtual mini-conference with its Dutch counterpart on Wednesday.

During the meeting, both sides discussed the opportunities and challenges facing import and export from Saudi Arabia to the Netherlands and sought to enhance production capacity and localize advanced technologies in the Kingdom.

This mini-conference, which was held in cooperation with the Dutch embassy in Saudi Arabia, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, the General Authority for Civil Aviation, the Saudi Export Development Authority, and a number of private sector companies and major agricultural projects, also discussed mechanisms and tools that can be used to make it viable.

The Director-General of the General Administration of Plant Wealth at the ministry, Dr. Sulaiman Al-Khatib, explained that the ministry has introduced advanced technologies for agricultural products such as vegetables and fruits, as it aims to export products supported by modern technologies mainly when the quantities are abundant in the local market in order to increase farmers' income by reducing competition during the production season.


April 08, 2021
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