President receives letter from al-Bashir

SANA’A,(Saba)- President Ali Abdullah Saleh met on Saturday with the visiting Sudanese Defense Minister Bakri Saleh Hassan who arrived in Sana’a on Saturday in an official visit. During the meeting the minister handed over a letter from Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir dealing with the Yemeni-Sudanese mutual cooperation relations and the current developments in Darfur. The letter dealt also with the latest regional and international developments and a number of Islamic and Arab issues. President Saleh asks Sudanese minister to convey a reply letter to his Sudanese counterpart and affirmed the Yemeni solidarity with Sudan to keep peace , security and stability there. JW/NS SABA