President receives GCC general secretary

SANA’A, Apr. 16(Saba)- President Ali Abdullah Saleh, along with vice president Abdu Rabu Mansour received Sunday the general secretary of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abdul-Rahman al-Atiya and his accompanying delegation.

During the meeting, they discussed cooperation relations between Yemen and GCC in different fields and means to reinforce them, specially in economic area.

Al-Atiya told Saleh about the results of his meetings with Yemeni officials, particularly with the technical committee which include GCC Finance Ministries, Yemen Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and the GCC General Secretariat to prepare studies to identify the developmental needs of Yemen and to prepare for a conference on investment opportunities in Yemen.

He also lauded Yemen’s economic, judicial and administrative reforms steps and development process in Yemen. Al-Atiya affirmed that the situations in the region require common efforts to be settled.

On the other hand, president Saleh welcomed al-Atiya and the accompanying Delegation. He pointed out that the current situations in the region necessitate Arab countries to work together in order to reinforce fraternal and cooperation

He welcomed Gulf investments in Yemen again and insisted they would be given all help and support needed.

At the end of the meeting, president Saleh gave al-Atiya the Unification Medal for his efforts to reinforce cooperation between Yemen and GCC.