4th International Conference on New and Restored Democracies Concludes Yemen Offers to Host 5th Conference in 2003 [Archives:2000/50/Front Page]

December 11 2000

The International Conference on New and Restored Democracies was concluded last Wednesday in Benin. More than 110 countries and a number of non-governmental organizations took part in the 3-day conference under the theme ‘Peace, Security, Democracy and Development.’
Yemen participated in the event with a high ranking delegation that included Dr. Abu Bakr Al-Qirbi, head of the delegation, Mr. Ibrahim Al-Adhofi from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Yahia Hunaish from the President’s Office. One of the most important issues highlighted by the Yemeni delegation was the Palestinian cause and stress was put on considering Palestine as one of the democratic countries. The delegation also offered hosting the Fifth Conference scheduled for 2003 in Yemen. Although Mongolia expressed interest to host the fifth conference Yemen’s suggestion is likely to be more welcomed. The suggestion is expected to be discussed and decided by the General Assembly of the United Nations to decide.