German Hansa Demarcates Yemeni-Saudi Borders [Archives:2001/15/Front Page]

April 9 2001

Yemen and Saudi Arabia last week signed a contract with the German-based Hansa Luftbild Company to demarcate their borders as agreed on in June 2000. Former Minster of Interior, Hussein Mohammed Arab told a press conference following his meetings with his Saudi counterpart, Prince Nayef, that fruitful results were achieved during the previous meetings within a remarkable time. According to Prince Nayef, the contract amounted to US$ 986 million.
Following the accord, the two countries have recently witnessed remarkable developments in many fields.
The recent visit of Mr. Fuad B. Abdulsalam Al-Farisi, Saudi Minister of Information to Yemen, marked a continuation of bilateral cooperation, especially in the field of media. The visit came as a part of the exchange of official visits between the two countries, the last of which was the high ranking Saudi delegation of 80 businessmen to Yemen last month. “The Yemeni-Saudi relations are in a steady development towards a comprehensive partnership which may include the establishment of joint oil projects,” said President Saleh upon signing the Jeddah Treaty.
Upon arrival at the Sana’a International Airport on April 3 2001, the Saudi Minister stated to the Yemeni and Saudi media that he was visiting Yemen at the invitation by Mr. Abdul Rahman Al-Akwaa, former Minister of Information. He added that the existing Saudi-Yemeni relations were unique and were steadily progressing as a result of the initiative of the leaderships of the two countries.
During his stay in Yemen, the Saudi Minister toured the Old City of Sana’a and was briefed on the historic places and the handicrafts available there. He also visited the headquarters of the Yemen Satellite TV Station and Althawrah Newspaper Complex.
The Saudi delegation was seen off at the airport by Mr Hussein Al-Awadhi, the newly appointed Minister of Information.