Saudi, Yemen Sign Border Agreement

Published June 12th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia and Yemen signed an agreement in Jeddah Monday that settles their long-running border dispute, Sanaa's ambassador to Riyadh Ahmed al-Kabbab told AFP. 

"The Saudi kingdom and Yemen have signed a border agreement, during the current visit to Jeddah of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh," Kabbab said. 

Yemen's SABA agency said Riyadh and Sanaa had signed "an agreement on the demarcation of the land and sea borders." 

The two countries have been working since 1995 with little success until now on the details of their common border, which stretches some 2,500 kilometers (1,500 miles). 

Clashes broke out in July 1999 over an island claimed by both Riyadh and Sanaa in the Red Sea, during which three Yemeni soldiers were killed -- JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AFP) 


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