FAAY’s New Office Open [Archives:2001/46/Local News]

November 12 2001

Under the patronage and presence of H.E. Shura Council Chairman Abdulaziz Abdul-Ghani, US Ambassador to Yemen Edmund J, Hull opened the new office of the Fulbright Alummi Association of Yemen (FAAY) at the Sana’a headquarters of the America Middle East Educational and Training Service (AMIDEAST) on November 10.
“The Fulbright educational exchange program was was established with the goal of facilitating mutual understanding between the US and other countries,” said the Ambassador in his welcoming remarks. He praised the efforts of the FAAY in building bridges between Yemen and the USA by saying that the Fulbright program’s objective is “building bridges through education exchange.”
The ceremony was attended by Minister of Information, Mr. Hussein Al-Awadhi, several key figures, and many Fulbright Alumnis who studied in and graduated from the USA.
During the ceremony, attendants stood for a moment of silence for Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Saqqaf0, one of the founders of FAAY and the founder of Yemen Times.