Saturday, March 10, 2007

Macedonia to export lamb meat in Qatar

Macedonia will export lamb meat to Qatar, including the surplus of meat products amounting to 3.500-4.000 tons, according to a deal signed today by both countries.

The agreement was hammered out during the meeting of the Macedonian Deputy Prime Minister Zivko Jankulovski, Minister Gligor Taskovic and Qatar's Minister of Municipal Affairs & Agriculture Abdul Rahman bin Khalifa bin Abdul-Azis al-Thani. The interlocutors discussed the possibilities for Qatar to open slaughter-houses and agricultural processing plants in Macedonia's free economic zone.

"We have agreed to deliver the first shipment of Macedonian lamb meat as soon as possible. In the future, there will be exports of lamb meat, chicken meat and meat products to Qatar," Macedonian government said in a statement.

The construction of hotels and shopping malls at attractive sites in Skopje, including the instruction of residential areas at Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa coastline will be discussed during the upcoming visit of Qatar's business delegation, slated for March 1.

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