QATAR WORKS ON PLANS FOR FOOD SELF-SUFFICIENCY AMID ONGOING SIEGE

DOHA, Qatar, Qatar is working on plans, to achieve self-sufficiency, in goods and products, as well as, to develop natural resources.

The remarks were made by Minister of Municipality and Environment, Mohammed bin Abdullah al Rumaihi, while celebrating the World Food Day on Tuesday.

"Qatar's celebration of the World Food Day is a confirmation of the importance of food and the need to provide it to everyone living on its land," the minister said.

Al Rumaihi added that, Qatar has adopted plans and strategies, to increase the production of agricultural commodities in the country.

He also said that, the agricultural sector was able to make a great leap, to cover the requirements of the local market and raise self-sufficiency in plants, animals and fish sectors.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, cut ties with Qatar on Jun 5, 2017, over unsubstantiated claims that it has backed extremism and fostered relations with Iran.

Doha denied the allegations.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK