President receives Welch in Cairo

CAIRO, June 29 (Saba)- President Ali Abdullah Saleh received, on Thursday in Cairo, David Welch, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and discussed with him fields of mutual cooperation between the two countries in the light of results of his recent visit to United States. They also discussed latest regional and international developments of common concern, particularly in Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, Somalia and Darfur region of Sudan, as well as efforts of peace process in Middle East. The US official highlighted Yemeni-American ties, pointing out to the positive results of the talks between President Saleh and President George W. Bush and other US officials. He confirmed support of the United States for democracy and development of Yemen. AH/AMSaba