President meets officials of Millennium Challenge Corporation and USAID in Washington

SANA’A, Nov 9 (Saba)- President Ali Abdullah Saleh held talks on Wednesday during his visit to United States with Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Challenge Corporation John J. Danilovich.

In the talks, President Saleh discussed with Danilovich bilateral ties between Yemen and the corporation and means of enhancing the current cooperation to qualify Yemen to get support of the corporation in order to realize Millennium development goals by 2015.
He confirmed willingness of Yemen to go ahead with its reform program to serve national interests, pointing out to the achievements of Yemen in fighting terror.
He affirmed importance of supporting efforts exerted to reduce rates poverty unemployment in fighting terrorism.
For his part, Danilovich expressed readiness of the corporation to continue cooperation with Yemen within framework of the 2000 Millennium Summit.
He valued achievements of Yemen in carrying out infrastructure projects for realizing goals of the millennium.
Meanwhile, President Saleh met Administrator of US Agency for International Development (USAID) Andrew S. Natsios.
In the meeting, they discussed aspect of the mutual cooperation between Yemen and the US agency.
President Saleh appreciated aid and projects carried out by the agency in Yemen, wishing further cooperation in the future.
The USAID official expressed readiness of the agency to increase its aid to support development projects in Yemen.