AL-MAHARAH “Thank-you” note to the Omani Governor of Dhofar [Archives:1998/51/Local News]

December 21 1998

The people of Yemen’s Al-Maharah Governorate have sent a “Thank-you” letter to the governor of the neighboring Omani province, Dhofar. The letter signed by Mr. Mohammed Salem Akkoush, member of the Consultative Council and former governor of Mahara, expressed gratitude for repeated supplies of food shipments to alleviate the suffering of the people.
“While thanking you for your humanitarian assistance, we ask you to convey our gratitude to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos for his kind gesture,” the letter said.
The people of Al-Maharah have been receiving generous supplies of foodstuffs. The Omani government is also financing the construction of a new highway connecting Yemen and Oman across the border.