Obama vows to help for Yemen development
US President Barack Obama has told Yemen that its security is vital for the United States and has vowed to help the country's development, Saba news agency said on Monday.
"The security of Yemen is vital for the security of the United States," he said in a letter delivered to President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Sunday by John Bernnan, Assistant for Homeland Security and Counter-terrorism. According to the report, Obama added that Washington will adopt a new initiative to help Yemen in "confronting development challenges and supporting reform efforts" along with the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, donor states and the Gulf Cooperation Council.
The American president "hailed the established partnership between the two friendly countries in the field of fighting terrorism," pointing out that "Al-Qaeda is a common threat and dangerous to everyone," it said.