Sunday, 25 November 2012

Turkey and Yemen more economic and political cooperation

Turkey and Yemen more economic and political cooperation

By Nasser Arrabyee, 25/11/2012

The Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Bulent Arinc, left Yemen Sunday after a two-day visit during which a number of  economic agreements between the two countries were signed.

Upon his departure, the Turkish official said the visit was successful as it came out with a number of bilateral agreements for the interest of the two brotherly countries in field of economy, aviation, youth and sports.

The official also said that he discussed with the Yemeni officials the future assistance that can be provided to Yemen through the office of the Turkish International Cooperation Agency ( TICA) that was opened during the visit. 

The Turkish official met the President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi and Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Basundwah and senior officials. 

During the visit, the sixth round of the Yemeni-Turkish Ministerial Committee was held where a number economic agreements were signed. 

 Under  the chairmanship of Mr Arinc and Yemen Minister of Industry and Trade, Saad  Al Deen Bin Talib, the sixth round of the ministerial committee came out with signing : an understanding memorandum on housing, an agreement on aerial transportation, a cooperation agreement in the field of youth and sports, and also the program of cooperation in field of education, arts, media, and culture, during 2012-2015.

" We will do our best to implement all these agreements and decisions of this round of the ministerial committee," said Mr Arinc after signing ceremony.

On his part, the Yemeni minister of Industry and Trade, Saad Al Deen Bin Talib, said that Turkey is good example for economic development.

"Turkey is going with speedy steps towards the future, and we hope Yemen would learn from it," said Bin Talib. He also called upon the Turkish investors to come to Yemen for investing in field infrastructure, oil, gas and energy. 

The Turkish deputy prime minister, Arinc was seen off at the airport by the minister of industry and trade, Saad Al Deen Bin Talib and the Turkish ambassador to Sanaa, Fazil Corman

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