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Australia to Boost Agricultural Exports to Saudi Arabia | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Jeddah- Australia made an announcement on intentions for future expansion of Gulf-Australian relations, namely with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Exporting agricultural goods is one of the domains that will be propped up between the two.

Officials in both Saudi Arabia and Australia have been holding extensive deliberations on drafting an efficient and cooperative partnership between the two countries especially with respect to the agricultural sector.

Commissioner of Western Australian Trade Office Mr. Pankaj Savara told Asharq Al-Awsat that Australia is willing and looking forward to provide agricultural produce in Arab Gulf markets, and that the initiative is being presented to prominent Australian producers, companies and health researchers based in Gulf states.

Mr. Savara says that the upcoming period is expected to display notable agricultural cooperation.

He added that great opportunity for commercial and investment expansion between the two countries is present, saying that Australia can contribute largely to a Saudi-Australian partnership.

More so, Australia, home two the second international best higher education facilities, is expected to channel that sense of quality and commitment through the partnership to Saudi Arabia.

Tourism, health and vocational training are also domains to be expected to be enhanced via the partnership.

The Council of Saudi Chambers says that mutual desire to amp trade relations and investment will be improving a $1.5 million worth trade exchange between the two countries.

The Australia Saudi Business Council has been working towards pumping up Saudi exporters’ participation in the council in an effort to grow the rate on non-oil Saudi world-class exports to Australia.

The Australia Saudi Business Council Inc. is a new association formed with the support of the Australian and Saudi Governments, by a consortium of Industry leaders and the two national Industry Associations, with its key objective being to increase all levels of engagement between Australia and Saudi Arabia.

The Australia Saudi Business Council Inc. was established to develop and promote business and commercial links between Australia and Saudi Arabia. Its secondary aim is to establish, promote, facilitate or participate in joint business councils or other joint business organizations in partnership with the Association of Saudi Chambers of Commerce or other Saudi business organizations.