In brief [Archives:2008/1168/Local News]

June 30 2008


Yemen, JICA discuss cooperation aspects

Deputy Planning Minister Hisham Sharef discussed on Saturday with General Director of Volunteers in Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA ) the aspects of enhancing cooperation between Yemen and Japan and the role of Japanese volunteers to transfer Japanese expertise to organizations working in Yemen.

During the meeting, Sharef expressed his appreciation for the efforts made by the Japanese partners in many areas, affirming to provide all facilities for Japanese's volunteer during their tasks and keenness to develop this cooperation to serve the interests of the two friendly countries.

For his part, JICA official praised the care of Yemeni government for Japanese volunteers working in Yemen.

It is worth to mention that the number of Japanese volunteers working in Yemen since re-opening JICA has reached 24 volunteers.

Promotional symposiums to be held to attract investments to Yemen

The General Investment Authority (GIA) said on Saturday that arrangements are underway to hold a number of promotional symposiums in a number of Gulf and foreign countries to attract investments to Yemen.

Head of the GIA Salah al-Attar revealed that two symposiums would be held in Kuwait and Oman in the coming weeks within a plan to revitalize and attract Arab and foreign investments to Yemen.

Al-Attar added that preparations are ongoing to hold a promotional symposium in Sana'a for investors from Luxembourg in participation of many companies and businessmen.

He affirmed that head of the Chinese Council for Global Trade Promotion had showed readiness to organize in Beijing a promotional symposium on investment opportunities available in Yemen.

Shamlan seeks Japanese support to fishery field

Minister of Fishery Wealth Mohammad Shamlan discussed on Saturday with Japanese Ambassador to Sana'a Masakazu Toshikage setting up giant investment project in field of aquaculture and fishery growing.

During the meeting, Minster Shamlan welcomed setting up the project and directed his ministry's investment sector easing the task of the Japanese company, which would carry out this project.

For his part, the ambassador showed his country readiness on providing different kinds of support to Yemeni fishery sector, noting that the company has great experience in field of fish farming.

“The project (fish planting) would enhance in supporting Yemeni exports to Japanese markets for Yemeni fisheries' quality