Jordanian Ambassador conveys greetings to Yemen on the occasion of the independence day of Jordan [Archives:2006/949/Front Page]

May 25 2006

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of independence of Jordan and the 16th anniversary of Yemen National Day, I am honored to covey Jordan's sincerest greetings and best wishes for happiness, prosperity and continued success to his Excellency President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the government and the brotherly people of Yemen.

Under the wise leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II and his brother His Excellency Ali Abdullah Saleh, Jordan and Yemen have enjoyed brotherly and cordial relations. Our political, economical, cultural, medical, educational cooperation are excellent. I am confident that the relations between Jordan and Yemen will further be strengthened and prosper.

Jordan celebrates the 60th anniversary of independence while it built a modern state enjoying high stability and security despite the difficulties of the region. Jordan has succeeded in creating a modern economy through establishing a promising public-private sector partnership, accelerating the process of economic reforms and liberalization, enhancing competitiveness, adopting a sound educational system and building knowledge based economy.

The adoption of the prudent approach to privatization has also led to the creation of new investment opportunities and better provision of services.

As an Ambassador living in this beautiful and historic country for years, I have witnessed closely the remarkable national achievements of the Yemeni leadership as well as its continued and sincere efforts to make Yemen a model of reform, democratization and the rule of law.

Yemen was successfully able to perceive significant changes across all fields political, economic, social, administrative, judicial and educational. The changes have been in the interest of our Yemeni brothers and their promising economy.

As a manifestation of excellent relations, high level exchange of visits always take place between the two countries. His Majesty King Abdullah II visited Yemen last October to talk and coordinate with his brother His Excellency President Ali Abdullah Saleh about ways and means to strengthen bilateral relations and how to best serve the Arab nation. The 12th meeting of the Joint High Committee between Jordan and Yemen will take place in Sana'a after few months. The Committee will review ongoing cooperation and agrees on further projects of cooperation. In the educational field, a significant project will be launched in the near future. The two Governments have agreed on establishing a Jordanian-Yemeni University in Sana'a.

I sincerely congratulate the Yemeni and Jordanian people on their national days, wishing them all the best.