The current diplomatic crisis between Qatar and five other Middle East nations has upset the trade in several ways. The crisis has also pressed a Qatari businessman to airlift 4,000 cows to the Gulf desert to carry on the milk supplies in the market.
It is one of the biggest airlifts of cows in the history. The man behind the plan is identified as Moutaz Al Khayyat. He is the chairman of Power International Holding.
Reportedly, it will take as many as 60 flights for Qatar Airways to transport each cow to the country from Australia and US. “This is the time to work for Qatar,” Khayyat was quoted by Independent.
Recently, Saudi Arabia and four other nations of GCC isolated Qatar and accused it of supporting Islamic militants. However, the country denied the allegations. The situation has forced Qatar to find out new trade routes to import milk, food, building materials and other essential commodities.
Meanwhile, Turkey and Iran have been fulfilling the needs of Qatar. While Turkish dairy goods have been flown in, Iranian fruit and vegetables are on their way during this crisis.