French Food Aid [Archives:1997/50/Local News]

December 15 1997

According to an agreement signed by Yemen and France last October, a consignment of 5,840 tons of wheat flour arrived on December 10th in Aden. France annually sends a regular shipment of food to Yemen which was 4,000 tons during the last few years. Of this shipment, 500 tons will be sent to the Island of Socotra. The rest will be sold in Aden, and the revenue put in a fund jointly run by the Ministry of Planning and the French Embassy in Sanaa. The fund finances projects for the development of food resources in Yemen.