Qatar participated on Sunday in the 30th ministerial meeting of the GCC Agricultural Co-operation Committee that was held via video conference technology. Qatar was represented in the meeting by HE Minister of Municipality and Environment Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Subaie. A number of key topics on the agenda related to joint GCC action in the agriculture, livestock and fisheries were discussed.
It included the follow-up of the decisions issued at the 29th meeting of the committee, the discussion of the law (system) of organic inputs and products and its executive regulations, and the GCC unified law (system) for agricultural quarantine, the unified collective purchase of veterinary medicines and vaccines, and the law (system) of precautionary measures for protection from infectious and epidemic animal diseases and its implementing regulations.
In the field of fisheries, the ministers discussed the programme to inspect the landing of kingfish, the guideline for fish farming, the unified law (system) for the protection, development and exploitation of the living aquatic wealth of the GCC states and its executive regulation, the non-tariff restrictions, the General Secretariat paper on promoting joint Gulf action (post-coronavirus pandemic), and the secretariat paper on food security.