Deputy Speaker of Poland’s Parliament visit to Yemen [Archives:2001/18/Local News]

April 30 2001

Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Poland, Mr. Jan Krol, will pay an official visit to Yemen from 30th April to 4th May, 2001. This visit comes in response to the invitation extended by Mr. Jaafar Saeed Basaleh, Deputy Chairman of the Parliament of the Republic of Yemen. Mr. Jan Krol will be accompanied by 14 Polish businessmen representing the biggest Polish companies, including the Deputy Chairman of the Polish Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Jan Krol is a well-known Polish politician and member of the Freedom Union party. He started his political career in the beginning of 70’s. Then in 80’s he was closely connected to the “Solidarity” movement, co-founding Citizen’s Movement Democratic Action, Democratic Union and Freedom Union in 90’s.
Mr. Jan Krol will have talks with his Yemeni counterpart, Mr. Jaafar S. Basaleh, concerning Polish-Yemeni parliamentary co-operation, enhancement of bilateral ties and promotion of mutually beneficial trade exchange. Mr. Jan Krol will also have meetings with the highest ranking Yemeni officials. A special program is prepared to receive the group of Polish businessmen by the Federation of the Yemeni Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Besides the bilateral talks they will also visit Aden, including the Free Trade Zone, and Taiz. Both Polish and Yemeni Chambers of Commerce are currently negotiating a co-operation agreement which should be signed during the visit.
This is the first Polish parliamentarian’s visit to Yemen at this level ever since diplomatic relations between the two friendly countries were established back in 1957. Moreover, a visit of such a large group of Polish businessmen accompanying the Deputy Speaker represents a direct proof of the Polish business community’s interest in Yemeni markets. There is no doubt that mutually beneficial co-operation will serve both countries well.