President Saleh receives Turkish senior official

SANA’A March 05 (Saba)-President Ali Abdullah Saleh received on Thursday chairman of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Koksal Toptan who is currently visiting Yemen. President Saleh discussed with the Turkish official aspects of the mutual cooperation between two countries especially in parliamentary field. They also discussed regional and international developments of common concern in the top of which are the Palestinian issue and efforts of achieving Palestinian conciliation The Turkish official briefed president Saleh on results of his talks with the Yemeni officials and aspects of the mutual cooperation between the Yemeni and Turkish parliaments, praising outcomes of the president Saleh’s visit to Turkey last year. President Saleh affirmed importance of coordination between the two countries over the Islamic issues to serve interests of the Islamic nation, valuing position of Turkey to support Palestinian issue especially during the recent Israel offensive against in Gaza. He pointed out to the role of Turkey along with Syria and Egypt to achieve the Palestinian conciliation, welcoming Turkish investments in Yemen. President Saleh asked the Turkish official to convey his regards to his Turkish counterpart and prime minister, wishing them good health and further progress and prosperity for the Turkish people. AH Saba