Saudi delegation arrives in Yemen for coordination council

Published June 21st, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

A high-ranking Saudi delegation comprising 16 ministers arrived in Sanaa Wednesday, June 20, for Saudi-Yemeni coordination council talks expected to focus on bilateral cooperation. 

 

The three-day ministerial meeting will be chaired by Yemeni Prime Minister Abdul Kader Bajammal and Saudi Defence Minister Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz. 

 

The Saudi delegation includes the ministers of the interior, foreign affairs, commerce and information, newspaper said. 

 

The council will discuss the $300-million loan from the Saudi Development Fund to finance training, water, electricity and road projects in Yemen, official said. 

 

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said earlier in the week that the meeting would also examine cooperation in security and in the fields of health, culture and education. 

 

The two largest countries in the Arabian Peninsula resolved a decades-old border dispute last June. ― (AFP, Sanaa) 

 

© Agence France Presse 2001

© 2001 Mena Report (www.menareport.com)

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