President Saleh talks with EU’s Nicholson on cooperation relations

PARIS, June 25(Saba)- President Ali Abdullah Saleh met in Paris with Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, vice president of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in European Commission and head of EU election observation mission to Yemen in 2006. Saleh and Nicholson reviewed relations between Yemen and EU and preparations for the coming visit of Saleh to the European Commission and the European Parliament. Nicholson hailed Yemen’s democracy experience and steps Yemen has taken in terms of women participation in social and political life.The success Yemen has obtained in the latest presidential and local elections enhanced democratic experience of Yemen and made Yemen get international respect, said Nicholson. She said that EU supports democracy process in Yemen “as a unique example in the region”. Emma Nicholson was first elected as a Member of the European Parliament for the South East region of England in June 1999 and was re-elected in June 2004. NS/NS