The Saudi Food and Drug Authority has approved imports of Serbian beef, milk and dairy products, the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management confirmed to Tanjug on Monday.

At a recent meeting with representatives of the Authority, Serbian Agriculture Minister Branislav Nedimovic was informed that Saudi Arabia had included Serbia in its list of approved food exporters, and a decision by the Authority formally approves food imports from Serbia.

As a result, after 40 years, it will be possible to export Serbian milk and dairy products to Saudi Arabia, while there are already no barriers to fruit and vegetable exports.

The possibility of exporting Serbian food to the high-paying market is seen as an excellent opportunity for Serbian food producers, especially in a situation where food prices are hitting record levels.

The volume of trade between Serbia and Saudi Arabia is growing constantly, totalling 9 mln dollars in 2021 and 6 mln dollars in the first six months of this year.