Ethio-Yemeni Joint Committee Formed [Archives:2001/01/Local News]

December 31 2001

Addis Ababa – Ethiopia and Yemen set up a joint technical committee here on Friday aimed at helping implement the protocol agreement signed between the two countries, particularly in the areas of oil gas and mineral exploration, the Ethiopian News Agency reported.
Speaking at the joint technical committee meeting, Ethiopian State Minister of Mines Sinknesh Ejigu said the establishment of the joint committee was effected in accordance with the executive program agreement signed between the two sides last February.
She said the formation of the joint committee would play a crucial role in further strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries.
According to the agreement, Ethiopia and Yemen are expected to encourage their respective private sectors to enter into joint investment schemes of mine development endeavors.
Abdulmalik Mohamed Alama, Yemeni Deputy Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources said his government had a keen desire to deepen ties with Ethiopia in the mine development sector.
Alama, who led a five-member Yemeni delegation, arrived here on Thursday to pay a five-day working visit to Ethiopia. Xinhua