26_September [Archives:2004/703/Press Review]

January 15 2004

8 Jan 2004
Main headlines
– President Saleh: Cannot develop military establishment without comprehension of modern sciences
– Shoura Council recommends reduction of car customs at similar rate of the GCC states
– Communications and naval affairs minister: New airport in Sana'a, port in Socotra, completion of liberating overland transportation
– Annexing Bura' still under study
Columnist Iskandar al-Asbahi writes in his article saying the world is holding dialogue with Sana'a as the capitals embraces two large activities representing the focal of interest. The first is connected with the regional conference on democracy and human rights and role of international criminal court. Organizers of the conference selected Sana'a for holding this conference is due to what Sana'a has offered in the field of democratic change and human rights. Response of participants to this high-level presence by representatives of governments, international and regional organisations, parliaments, civil society organisations, thinkers, writers and media men comes in appreciation of the good reputation Yemen entertains in its policies and relations.