Saudi Arabia, Yemen Agree to Implement Border Accord
Saudi Arabia and Yemen have agreed on a mechanism to implement a border agreement struck in June to close a decades-old dispute between the two neighbors, the official SPA news agency reported Sunday.
"There is total agreement on everything," Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz told the agency after meeting his Yemeni counterpart General Hussein Arab late Saturday.
Technical and military committees would work out the details at a forthcoming meeting, the prince added.
"We are one team with the mission to implement the agreement," said General Arab.
The military panel was to draw up a calendar for troop redeployments on both sides of the border while the technical committee was to handle the demarcation of the frontier.
The June border agreement followed the 1995 renewal of the 1934 Taef accord under which Yemen ceded the provinces of Assir, Najran and Jizan to Saudi Arabia after a brief war – RIYADH (AFP)
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