Yemen, Saudi Arabia to Hold Talks on New Border
Yemen's Interior Minister Hussein Arab will go to Riyadh on Saturday for talks on demarcating the border with Saudi Arabia, a government official said Thursday.
A meeting with his Saudi counterpart, Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, would cover "the measures necessary to implement the border agreement" sealed in June to close a decades-old dispute.
Nayef said late Wednesday the two sides would agree to appoint a company to lay border markers.
According to Yemen's ambassador to Riyadh, Amhed Kabbab, the two ministers will review the border situation and measures agreed by joint military and technical committees.
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 issue.
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 – SANAA (AFP)
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