President leaves Sana’a for Tokyo

President leaves Sana’a for Tokyo
SANA’A, Nov 4 (Saba)- President Ali Abdullah Saleh left Sana’a on Friday for Japanese capital of Tokyo to common its tour to United States and France in addition to Japan.

In his tour , President Saleh will hold talks with the leaders of these countries to discuss aspects of the mutual cooperation between Yemen and these friendly countries in different fields, especially economic cooperation and fighting terror.

He will exchange with them viewpoints over the latest development in the Arab and international arenas and issues of common concern in the top of which is the current situation in Palestine and Iraq.

Upon his departure, President Saleh stated to Saba that he would meet Japanese Emperor and Prime Minister.

He said he would meet US President George W. Bush, French President Jacques Chirac and other top officials in United States and France.

The goal of the tour is to enhance bilateral relations between Yemen and these countries and discuss the current international and regional developments in Iraq, Palestine and Somalia.

He pointed out that the he would discuss with officials in three countries efforts exerted to fight terrorism and means of improving security and stability in the region and whole world.

“We are in Yemen concerning to bolster our ties with our friends and partners in world even in sphere of fighting terror, developing democratic dialogue or economic cooperation,” he said.

He said that the tour would be a good chance to review Yemeni experiences in political and economic reforms as well as in fighting terror.

The tour is also opportunity to exchange viewpoints over reforming organization of United Nations to make its role more effective.

He highlighted level of the relations between Yemen and Japan, United States and France, wishing further cooperation with these countries.
He appreciated aid offered by these countries to support democracy and development in Yemen, saying that the tour would be an opportunity to call businessmen in Japan, US and France to invest in Yemen.