EC Increases Aids to Yemen [Archives:2000/08/Local News]

January 21 2000

The Brussels-based European Commission has decided to increase financial aid to Yemen. With this regard, ¤ 50 million has been allocated for supporting development and public services projects and the economic program for 2000 marking an increase of ¤  26 millions compared to 1999. This was preceded by the allocation of ¤ 137 million for the same purpose. The increase is said to be one of the fruits of the visit President Ali Abdullah Saleh paid to Belgium and the European Commission. At another level, a delegation from the EC is excepted to visit Yemen  to meet with Yemeni officials and talk about further projects that the European Commission will be support.