Saudi Arabia bans poultry imports from Malaysia over bird flu fears

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture issued a temporary ban on importing living birds from Malaysia. (File photo / AFP)
Updated 03 September 2018
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Saudi Arabia bans poultry imports from Malaysia over bird flu fears

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture issued a temporary ban on importing living birds, hatching eggs and chicks from Malaysia.
Head of the General Livestock Risk Assessment Department, Sanad Al-Harby, said the measure is to follow up on the state of veterinary health in countries around the world.
The measure is also intended to study the warning letter issued by the World Organization for Animal Health, which states the emergence of bird flu or avian influenza cases in Malaysia.
The step was a precautionary measure to avoid the spillover of the disease to the Kingdom.


Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in China

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in China

DUBAI: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in China on Thursday, on the third leg of his Asia tour that started in Pakistan.

At the airport, the crown prince was greeted by a number of Chinese officials, including Khi Li Fung, Deputy Chairman of the Advisory and Political Council of the People's Republic of China, and Chinese Ambassador to the Kingdom Li Hua Xin.

He will meet Chinese President Xi Jin Ping during the official visit.

On Wednesday, the crown prince left India, after talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind.

During his visit, Prince Mohammed said he expects the Kingdom's investments in India to be worth $100 billion in the next two years.

“We expect that the opportunity we are developing in India in many fields will exceed 100 billion dollars over the next two years,” he said.

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