Egyptian fishermen released [Archives:2004/712/Local News]

February 16 2004

The immediate release of Egyptian fishermen arrested earlier this year has been ordered by President Ali Abdallah Saleh.
The release was confirmed by major general Rashad al-Alimi minister of interior affairs.
The fishermen had been arrested by Yemeni security authorities for fishing illegally in Yemeni waters in the Red Sea.
The orders also said to freely open residence permits for the Egyptians in Yemen, to increase their job opportunities in Yemen.
In the same line, President Ali Abdallah Salah and President Hussini Mubarak announced that the two countries agreed to resolve conflicts between them, which arise due to security issues, especially in the case of chasing what is called Egyptian al-Jihad violent elements, which Cairo claims to have escaped to Yemen in the past.