President: Arab initiative is international and Arabic choice to realize peace

SANA’A, April 29 (Saba)-President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Sunday that Arab initiative is international and Arabic choice to realize fair and comprehensive peace in the region in accordance with the international resolutions associated with the Arab and Israeli conflict. Upon his arrival at Washington airport, president Saleh said:” we are looking toward US active role to push the peace process in the region forward and convince Israel to accept the Arab initiative. He added that he would hold talks with US President George W. Bush and other top officials in the US administration on bilateral relations and current cooperation between the two countries. He said that he would also discuss latest international and regional development especially the situations in Palestine, Iraq, Somalia, Lebanon and Darfur in Sudan. “No doubt that Yemen and United States of America have progress partnership in different fields included cooperation in fighting terror.” “We achieved notable progress in war on terror and United States is key partner and international community in combating this dangerous disease.” He said that he would seize chance of his visit to United States to call on American companies and businessmen to come to invest in Yemen, adding that they would receive all care and facilities to realize common interests of both sides. AH/AH