UAE to import 5,000 livestock this week from Somaliland

Hargeisa (SD) – Somaliland is set to resume livestock export to the United Arab Emirates this week, according to Uganda’s busiweek newspaper.

The first shipment to the Middle East is set to sail from Somaliland’s port of Berbera with more than 5,000 sheep.

This comes months after Somaliland President Muse Bihi held talks with the UAE leadership during his visit there last April.

The two sides agreed to form a joint committee on animal exports.

“We have reached an agreement with the United Arab Emirates to set up a livestock export commission jointly between the two countries,” said Professor Yasin Mohamud Hir ‘Faraton, Somaliland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation.

This committee will be involved in all matters related to the health, export, and regulation of animal export.

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