Hundreds attend receptionYemen Times celebrates [Archives:2005/824/Front Page]

March 14 2005

In a gala reception attended by Arab and foreign ambassadors, political party leaders, personalities of distinction and various media, The Yemen Times celebrated its 14th anniversary March 9.

The celebration was held at the Taj Sheba Hotel, whose great hospitality and warmth added a special touch to the whole celebration.

It covered a host of changes, including the formal appointment of Mrs. Nadia al-Sakkaf as Editor-in-Chief. She succeeds Walid al-Saqqaf, who will now spend time in the United States to continue postgraduate studies.

Senior journalists and employees received various certificates of recognition for their professional work.

Mrs. al-Sakkaf confirmed that she has a variety of ambitious strategies to upgrade the newspaper and keep abreast of all that is new in the world of media.

She said that the newspaper will have a totally new classification to meet the changing needs of its readers.

The new chief editor also emphasized that The Yemen Times marks its 14-year anniversary after reaching several milestones. It has become a huge establishment for printing, as it issues many other pamphlets and magazines.

Meanwhile, the Regional Association for Marketing and Development (RAMD) (Yemen & Gulf Group) awarded the EMPA- European Fellowship Certificate to The Yemen Times in recognition of its quality and transparency in dealing with regional and international issues.

The RAMD praised the status of The Yemen Times among the public, and the role it plays in promoting democratic issues and activating civil community organizations to contribute to Yemen's development.