President Saleh receives Chirac’s political Consultant

PARIS, April 14 (Saba) – President Ali Abdullah Saleh received the political Consultant of the French President André. The meeting discussed bilateral relations and channels to promote them to serve common interests. In addition, they discussed identical attitudes of the two countries towards current developments in occupied Palestine and Iraq. The consultant welcomed the President and pointed to developing relations between the two countries and two leaders. He also appreciated efforts exerted and achievements reached by Yemen in development, democracy and combating terrorism. He added that Saleh’s visit would help enhance cooperative relations On his part, President Saleh appreciated support provided by France to democratic and developmental progress in Yemen, and the brave French attitudes towards situations in Palestine and Iraq as well as the role played by France in realizing peace and settlement in the region. The meeting was attended by the Yemeni Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qerbi, Minister of Interior Affaires Rashad al-Alimi, Minister of State, Presidency Secretary Abdullah al-Bashiri. KN/NS SABA