AL-TAJAMMU’: Aden (Weekly) 27-10-97. [Archives:1997/44/Press Review]

November 3 1997

(Yemeni Unitary Congregation Party)
News Review: 1) Commonwealth meeting in Scotland: Yemen could not meet criteria to join. 2) Presidential decree issued to regulate Aden Free Zone – a central executive administration will be established. 3) Foreign Minister: “Kidnappings of foreigners are politically motivated. There is no single evidence implicating Saudi Arabia. 4) Port of Aden workers went on strike demanding conclusion of land distribution – YR 10 million was lost due to 2-day strike. 5) 49% of Yeminvest Company owned by Singapore company building container platform. 6) Auctioned 53,000 tons of squid went at $2,500 a ton – half normal price, corruption is alleged. 7) Judge and his colleague oversee beating of a prisoner in Aden jail – the judge accused prisoner of stealing YR 120,000 from him. 8) Liberation Front Party rejects proposed administrative division of Hadhramaut