Japan extends support to the olymic committee [Archives:2005/871/Local News]

August 25 2005

A Cultural Grant agreement was signed today at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation by Dr. Yahya Yahya Al mutawakel, Yemeni Vice Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, and Mr. Yuichi Ishii, Ambassador of Japan in Sana`a,.

By this agreement, the Government of Japan will extend a grant up to six hundred thirty five thousand USD($635,000) to the Yemen Olympic Committee for the procurement of sports equipment. The grant is to contribute to the promotion of women's sports and educational activities in the Republic of Yemen.

Japan has provided cultural grants over the last three years to the National Archive Center, the Cultural Center in Sana`a and the Education Aids Production Center.