26 SEPTEMBER: Sana’a (Weekly) 9-10-97. (Yemeni Armed Forces) [Archives:1997/41/Press Review]

October 13 1997

News Review: 1) The President decorates departing British Ambassador with 22 May Order medal. 2) The President: “We are putting the final touches on the border agreement with Saudi Arabia in a just and brotherly manner.” 3) Attended by Vice-President, 8,000 youths take part in popular carnival celebrating revolution anniversary in Sana’a. 4) Council of Ministers ratifies local authority draft law – 196 articles within 7 chapters. 5) Deputy Interior Minister: “What has been published on Arab veterans of Afghan war in Yemen is an exaggerated lie.” 6) German Ambassadoress: “Both Yemen and Germany face the problem of eradicating the effects of division.” 7) Oil production in Shabwa field will start on December 18th with 20,000 bpd – 32 blocks still available for prospecting. 8) World Bank Deputy President for Middle East to visit Yemen for first time in November.