UAE buys thousands of dairy cows from Uruguay to boost food securityChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 6, 2020
The UAE imported 4,500 dairy cows from Uruguay as part of the Gulf country’s efforts to enhance its food security amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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The UAE’s Minister of State for Food Security, Mariam al-Mheiri said: “The UAE has a strong and flexible food system and can cope with all current and future changes.”
She added: “The arrival of the first Holstein breeds shipment is a perfect step in strengthening the country's efforts to enhance local production and place it in all UAE markets.”
The UAE authorities ensured prior to the import of the cows that the coronavirus pandemic “does not affect the safety and timing of import of the living livestock,” according to WAM. ■