Emir of Qatar in Sanaa [Archives:1998/02/Front Page]

January 12 1998

in May
His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifah Al Tahni, Emir of Qatar, has decided to visit Yemen during May 1998. According to Yemen Times sources, the Qatari ruler is responding to an invitation from President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The visit by the Qatari Emir is the first ever to Yemen by a Qatari ruler, and the first among the rulers of the Gulf states since the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait during August 1990. The Republic of Yemen and the State of Qatar enjoy very close relations. Qatar has been pushing for the inclusion of Yemen in the Gulf Cooperation Council, or at least for a closer arrangement with Yemen.