26_September [Archives:2008/1150/Press Review]

April 28 2008

Saturday, April 26
Top Stories

– Deputy Minister of Oil and Minerals confirms that diesel is available in all fuel stations

– Up to US$ 2.5 billion have been attracted by Yemen's investment for one year, says Chairman of General Investment Authority

– Son of former Cuban president heads a Cuban medical team to Yemen

– A scientific study confirms that Yemen has successful economic policies

– U.S. President Bush affirms his government support for Yemen's unity and stability

– President Saleh and his U.S. counterpart discuss joint cooperation

The army website reported in one of its lead stories that Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his U.S. counterpart George W Bush discussed by phone issues of mutual concern relating to fighting terrorism, plus other aspects of joint cooperation.

President Bush asserted that the U.S. Administration is keen to enhance its relations with Yemen, praising the democratic approach and the current reforms adopted by the Yemeni government and citing the most recent free democratic presidential and local elections as clear evidence of Yemen's democratic and political development.

Bush noted that Yemen is an effective partner in fighting terrorism and affirmed that his administration backs Yemen's unity, stability and security, adding that his administration is ready to support other fields of development and democracy in the Arab country.

“Terrorism is an enemy of security, stability, democratic freedom and development”, Bush said while Saleh affirmed interest of Yemen to reinforce its ties with the US in different areas for the sake of the Yemeni and American people's interests.