Financial Tribune- An Iranian union of chicken farmers said it has received requests from Qatar to import chicken eggs over a possible food shortage there after Saudi Arabia and its allies cut ties with Doha.
Mihan Central Union of Producers of Egg-Laying Hens—the sole Iranian union in the sector—told Financial Tribune it has received several requests from Qatari traders, adding that talks have begun for the shipment of eggs.
Reza Torkashvand, the union’s CEO, was also quoted as saying in a press conference on Monday that the Ministry of Agriculture has taken urgent measures to facilitate the health and safety procedures regarding export of chicken eggs to Qatar.
The gas-rich nation of 2.6 million residents faces food shortage after it was boycotted economically and politically by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt for its alleged support for terrorism. Qatar has denied the accusations. The country relies on food trucked in via its only land border with Saudi Arabia.