Yemeni-Qatari summit held in Doha

DOHA, April 04 (Saba) – A Yemeni-Qatari summit was held here on Sunday co-chaired by President Ali Abdullah Saleh and Qatar's Emir Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani. The two sides dealt with the brotherly relations and areas of cooperation and partnership between the two countries and the developments of the current Arab situation and the developments in the region. Moreover, the two sides discussed the coordination of the two countries' positions towards the decisions and results of the 22nd Arab summit held recently in Libyan city of Surt, especially with regard to strengthening the joint Arab work and developing its mechanisms as well as a number of issues concerning the two countries and the Arab nation. Qatar's Emir expressed his country's keenness to strengthen its relations with Yemen at all levels, reaffirming Qatar's support to Yemen's security, stability and unity. "We believe in Yemen's unity and even we consider ourselves its partners, because the stability of Yemen is the stability of the region", said Qatar's Emir adding that Qatar would keep supporting the integration of Yemen in the GCC and the absorption of the Yemeni labor in the Gulf market. For his part, President Saleh lauded Qatar's supportive positions to Yemen's security, stability and unity, confirming that the Yemeni people would never forget Qatar's fraternal position during the war of apostasy and separation in 1994 and the other positions that emphasize the depth of brotherly relations between the two brotherly countries and peoples. Earlier on Sunday, President Saleh arrived in Qatar's capital, Doha, for a visit in response to the invitation of the Qatari Emir. BA Saba