26_September [Archives:2004/706/Press Review]

January 26 2004

22 Jan 2004
Main headlines:
– President Saleh reiterates his welcome of German investors in Yemen
– President Saleh and Emir of Qatar discuss cooperation relations between the two countries
– German investments in energy and ship engines in the industrial zone in Aden
– Foreign ministry source denies killing of Yemenis in Iraq, there are no Yemenis among those arrested by Pakistan
– FM Qirbi: extraordinary meeting of Arab foreign ministers on 10 February
The newspaper editorial says the wise vision stemming from profound political thinking surpassing the past in its presence and looking forward to the future in Yemen's elations with its brethren in the Arabian peninsula and the Gulf is the main thing that should determine the extent of importance of Yemen's joining the GCC and not the rigmarole that some newspapers and media publish every now and then. As much as Yemen has an interest in joining the GCC there is also an interest for the Gulf countries in that and that is a joint interest having multilateral aspects. The Emirates information statements early last week confirms that vision and means that it is understood by the GCC leaders. The changes and variables of events in region dictate exerting more efforts that would accelerate Yemen's steps to take its position among its sisterly countries in the council so that it would be the realistic expression of the bonds of kinship enhanced with the common geographical and historical situation.