President launches activities of 7th al-Baldah festival in Mukalla

MUKALLA, July 18 (Saba)-President Ali Abdullah Saleh launched on Sunday activities of 7th al- Baldah festival in Mukalla city of Hadramout province by opening a heritages village at Bal-Faqih Center.President made a tour in different wings of the village that reflect style of villages in the province of Hadramout and its popular markets and local products.The village includes a traditional coffee exhibition.He also talked with representatives of the women and heritage societies who are participated in the event.The al-Baldah festival is organized by the province in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and supported by the private sector. The festival will last until first August of this year.AH