First Batch of Demining Troops Graduated [Archives:2001/26/Local News]

June 25 2001

A graduation ceremony for the first batch of Special Guard Troops Engineers for detecting and demining and the 2nd batch of Field Survey Personnel was held on Monday at the training centre of the executive technical unit for demining in Dar Sa’ad, Aden governorate.
The Minister of State, the chairman of the National Committee for Demining Mr. Khalid Abdulwahab Al-Sharif addressed the ceremony by clarifying that the national program of demining had achieved encouraging results attributed to the successful partnership of the Yemeni team and foreign experts in training and qualification. He added that the program was a product of integration of all efforts and contributions by many countries and international organizations and NGO’s. Mr Al-Sharif thanked governments of sisterly and friendly countries, especially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the U.S. for supporting the project.
Mr Mansour Al-Izzi, director of the Executive Technical Unit reviewed in his address the program of the national committee and its future goals. Mr Ali Al-Haddad gave an address on behalf of participants expressing gratitude for the efforts of the centre made for training them on how to deal with demining.
Mr Al-Sharif and general Tareq Mohammed Abdulla Saleh, Commander of the Special Guard and Mr Taha Ahmed Ghanem, governor of Aden handed the top graduates certificates and prizes.
The event was attended by the governor of Aden, Commander of the Special Guard general Tareq Mohammed Abdulla Saleh, Abdulkarim Shaif secretary of the local councils and general Mohammed Saleh Tariq director of Aden Security.