Al-Wahda [Archives:2007/1070/Press Review]

July 23 2007

Wednesday, July 18
Main Headlines

– Trade and Industry Chamber acquits trade sector and government from price rises

– Parliament recommends providing mobile news services, updating media policies

– International money laundering team to visit Yemen next week

– Arab league experts to visit Yemen next month

– Yemen tops list of Arab countries in school dropouts' rates

– Authorities establish project for developing desert tourism in Marib

– Yemen expends prompt efforts to make Somalia Reconciliation Conference a success

According to the weekly paper, an official source confirmed that Yemen is expending great efforts with the aim of making the Conference of Reconciliation between the Somali Conflicting Factions a success. The newspaper reported that the conference began its activities on Sunday, pointing out that the Yemeni Ambassador to Somalia gave a speech during the conference in which he confirmed Yemen's care for conciliating between the conflicting factions in Somalia.

The Yemeni government expects the conference to reach fruitful results that help serve the interests of Somali government and people and rescue the country from the bad consequences of civil wars and factional conflicts. The official source renewed Yemen's call for all the Somali factions to stop bloodshed and return to the dialogue table to resolve their own issues.