President Saleh meets Japanese deputy foreign minister

SANA’A, March 29 (Saba) – President Ali Abdullah Saleh met here on Tuesday with the Japanese Foreign Ministry’s undersecretary for parliamentary affairs Catso Yoci Caway. They discussed the development of bilateral cooperation on different levels. The Japanese official spoke highly of Yemen’s progress in the arenas of democracy, press freedom and terrorism fighting. President Saleh praised the joint relations and confirmed Yemen’s longstanding support of a Japanese permanent membership in the U.N. Security Council. He asked the Japanese official to convey his good wishes to the Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi Junichiro. TD/AA SABA