The government has approved the export of cattle to four Gulf countries, namely Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait, and Bahrain. This special permission allows the export of approximately 16,750 live animals, including goats, sheep, camels, cows, buffaloes, and oxen.
The decision to lift the ban on live animal exports was made in response to requests from influential individuals in the Gulf region. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs submitted a proposal, which was then approved by the federal cabinet.
Specifically, the cattle will be exported for important personalities in these countries. For example, Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalid bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar will receive 4,000 cattle, Sheikh Muhammad bin Faisal Al Thani of Qatar will receive 3,500 cattle, Sheikh Faisal bin Nasr Al Thani of Qatar will receive 2,300 cattle, Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah Al-Thani of Qatar will receive 3,000 cattle, Sheikh Ahmed bin Khalid Al-Qasimi of the UAE will receive 2,500 cattle, Sheikh Muhammad bin Isa bin Salman Khalifa of Bahrain will receive 1,000 cattle, and Sheikh Abdulaziz Jabrul Hamid Al-Sabah of Kuwait will receive 450 cattle.
This decision allows for the export of live animals to meet the specific demands and requirements of these influential individuals in the Gulf countries.