Germany allocates euro 37 million for development in Yemen [Archives:2004/754/Business & Economy]

July 12 2004

The file of annual negotiations between Yemen and Germany focused on appropriation of an amount of euro 37 million as an assistance from the German government for development in Yemen distributed on the dossier of financial cooperation with a sum of euro 24 million and the file of technical cooperation with an amount of euro 13 million.
The annual negotiations held in Sana'a co-chaired by deputy premier, the minister of planning and international cooperation Ahmed Soufan and the head of the cooperation with the Middle East department at the German ministry of economic cooperation resulted in signing minutes of developmental cooperation and an agreement for cooperation in implementation of basic education strategy.
The negotiations minutes stipulated on enhancement of cooperation between the two countries in sectors of waters, sewage, education, public health, population and economic cooperation, especially that Germany is considered one of the main partners of Yemen in the area of developmental cooperation and supporting the course of economic and financial reforms in Yemen.
Mr Soufan viewed results of the discussions as positive and poring into serving future cooperation between the two countries, mainly in dealing with programs benefited by Yemeni committee particularly the committee on dealing with issues of corruptions and improvement of government management in addition to other developmental areas such as waters sector. In a pres conference held by the Mr Soufan and the German official, Mr Soufan said the agreement on cooperation between the sides to develop basic education in Yemen would help improve outputs of education with the strategy of poverty alleviation. As for the German official, he had affirmed continuation of Germany's support for economic, political and social development I Yemen, pointing to the support his country was offering for the implementation of economic, financial and administrative reforms gong on in Yemen.
A number of German non-governmental organisations are carrying out implementation of development and services projects in Yemen as part of Germany's schemes aimed at assisting the poor and underdeveloped countries.