Ethiopian president receives trade minister

ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 17 (Saba) – President of Ethiopia Girma Woldegiorgis received here on Thursday the Yemeni delegation participating in the first Yemeni week in Ethiopia headed by Minister of Industry and Trade Yahya al-Mutawakel. In the meeting, al-Mutawakel conveyed regards of President Ali Abdullah Saleh to the Ethiopian president and wishes of strengthening ties between the two countries. He also briefed the Ethiopian president on activities of the first Yemeni week. For his part, Woldegiorgis described the activities of the week as a strong push for the bilateral relations between Yemen and Ethiopia, wishing success for this week and holding similar activities in Yemen. AH/AF