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September 29 1997

The Duke Has Arrived  The Duke of Gloucester – the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II – has arrived in Sana’a on Sunday 28th September, heading a week long trade mission. The mission includes 29 leading UK businessmen from the British Consultancy Bureau (BCB) and the Middle East Association (MEA).   Throughout their visit, they will be available to discuss many areas of potential development including Yemen’s infrastructure, health care system and its natural resources including fisheries.  A centerpiece of the visit will be a seminar hosted by the BCB on Tuesday 30th September, focusing on privatization and its potential benefits to the Yemeni economy. The mission will visit Taiz and Aden, meeting the Governors and business community in each city. ====

Next ANDD Meeting in Aden in ’98

The Arab Network for Democracy Development (ANDD) has held its inaugural meeting in Cairo on 19th and 20th September. NADD is a regional NGO comprising 14 Arab NGOs. It aims to consolidate and support democratization in Arab countries. During this meeting, the participants signed NADD’s internal charter and elected an executive committee. NADD had accepted an invitation by the Yemeni Institute for the Development of Democracy to hold the first NADD conference in Aden in September, 1998.