Thursday, 6 January 2011

High profile German official to visit Yemen this week

Source: Saba,06 /01/2011

SANA'A- German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dirk Niebel is to start on Saturday a visit to Yemen, the Weekly 26 September said on Thursday.

Well-informed sources said that the visit aims at holding talks with senior Yemeni officials over development-related issues and will visit a number of German-funded projects.

During his visit, the German Minister will discuss the preparations of Yemen's Friends Group meeting to be held on March in Riyadh, as well as the German support to Yemen's plans in development and economic reform.

The annual talks between Yemen and Germany held in Sana'a last October and ended up with singing three bilateral cooperation agreements.

The two sides signed an executive agreement of the additional German support to the food security program with about Euro 2.5 million, an agreement of Euro 3.7 million to support the reforms and an agreement of Euro 2.8 to expand Ibb province sanitation network.

Yemen and KfW Germen Bank signed Wednesday an agreement of Euro 9.8 million aims at financing an expansion project of the wastewater treatment plant in Ibb गोवेर्नोराते.

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