Qatar is interested in Bulgaria's cattle breeding and fishing sector, its Environmental Minister Abdulla bin Mubarak Abud Almudadi announced Thursday.
Qatar considers importing Bulgarian meat and other food products, including living cattle -sheep and lambs.
"We have a considerable interest in Bulgaria's agricultural sector and we hope they materialize as soon as possible," Minister Almudadi stated.
He met with his Bulgarian counterpart Miroslav Naydenov as a part of Naydenov's scheduled tour in the Middle East. The two ministers discussed also collaboration between Bulgaria and Qatar in the fields of grain-producing and energy crops.
During the meeting, Minister Almudadi announced that there will be a major Agricultural expo in Qatar 2012 and invited Bulgaria to participate, an offer accepted by Minister Naydenov.
On Friday, the Bulgarian Agricultural Minister will have talks with Board Chairman and Director General of the Public Authority for Agriculture and Fish Resources in Kuwait Jassim al-Bader.
Minister Miroslav Naydenov was the only EU Minister taking part in the Council for Cooperation of the Arab Nations from the Persian Gulf Nourishment Forum in Abu Dhabi.
Naydenov's Middle Eastern tour will end on November 27.