Saudi Arabia has lifted a ban on the import of livestock from Somalia imposed in September last year.
Somalia’s livestock minister Sheikh Noor Mohamed Hassan has welcomed the news, state-run Radio Mogadishu reported.
Saudi authorities imposed the ban on Somali livestock over fears of the Rift Valley Fever (RVF).
“Export will begin soon after Saudi Arabia lifted the ban,” Radio Mogadishu said, citing Mr Hassan.
Riyadh imposed the ban three months after Somalia refused to sever ties with Qatar in the ongoing rivalry between Doha and fellow Gulf nations.
According to the World Bank, livestock and “crops” are the main sources of economic activity, employment, and exports in Somalia.
Saudi Arabia is a major market for Somali sheep, goats and cattle.