Al-Wahda [Archives:2007/1042/Press Review]

April 16 2007

April 11
Main Headlines

– Up to 150 investment opportunities before the Investment Opportunity Exploration Conference

– Agricultural production increases, facilities to farmers top government's agenda

– Parliament criticizes Central Organization for Control and Audit for poor performance

– Yemeni-German project to graze fish in Hadramout

– Up to $570 million allocated for establishing new port projects in Hadramout, Aden, Mahrah

– Consumer Protection Society warns citizens of buying expired commodities

– Yemen exerts efforts to hold national conference on reconciliation between Somali factions

The Yemeni Foreign Minister Abu Bakr Al-Qirbi said in a statement that Yemen is expending hard efforts to hold a conference on reconciliation between the conflicting factions of Somalia, the newspaper reported on the top of its front page. It added that all the Somali effective factions and political organizations are due to participate in the conference in a way contributing to restoring security and stability to the war-torn country.

Al-Qirbi urged all the conflicting parties in Somalia to depend on dialogue as a means to resolve conflicts and help their nation avoid the bad consequences of wars and destruction that swallow every green and dry things and serve only the enemies of Somalia. The Yemeni diplomat added that his government urges the Arab League and the African Union and other countries interested in conciliating between the conflicting factions of Somalia to exert greater effort to make the conference, scheduled for coming May, a success.