Fighting terrorism tops Saleh’s UK agenda [Archives:2004/767/Front Page]

August 26 2004

Mohammed Al-Qadhi
President Ali Abdullah Saleh is expected to meet British Prime Minister Tony Blair in London today. The UK ambassador to Yemen, Mr. Michael Gifford told the Yemen Times that the “The visit will cover a number of areas like the cooperation in the fight against terrorism, which will be a key issue for discussion”
“I do think Yemen has taken firm action in the fight against terrorism, we recognize that can it go further, and I think the Yemeni government would like to take it further,” Gifford said.
He stressed that terrorism has become a global epidemic that requires good cooperation between all countries, adding that the UK is concerned to cooperate with Yemen in this respect, as Yemen itself has suffered from terrorism in recent years, with the attack on the USS Cole in 2000 and the French Tanker in 2002.
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