Saudi Arabia could open market to Georgian agricultural goods

Trade and economic relations between Georgia and the United Kingdom were high on the agenda of today's meeting. Photo by N. Alavidze /, 03 Apr 2016 - 13:47, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian agricultural products could soon be sold in Saudi Arabia.

This was discussed when Georgia’s Agriculture Minister Otar Danelia met a Saudi Arabian delegation in Tbilisi earlier this week. The delegation consisted of senior agriculture officials including Deputy Agriculture Minister of Saudi Arabia.

Danelia presented 21 Georgian agricultural products that have the potential to be exported to Saudi Arabia, which included fruits, vegetables, fish, sheep and drinking water.

"The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the largest markets,” the Georgian Minister said.
"Supporting Georgian agricultural products to be exported there will be an important factor in developing the Georgian economy.”

The Saudi Arabian delegation stayed in Georgia for a week and visited a number of the country’s major agricultural facilities.

Both nations’ officials expressed their readiness to intensify trade relations between Georgia and Saudi Arabia.