Malaysian PM leaves Yemen [Archives:2007/1030/Local News]

March 5 2007

SANA'A, March 3 ) Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, left Yemen after a three-day visit in which he met with various Yemeni officials.

He discussed with the Yemeni officials ways of enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries, especially in the field of economy and trade.

During his talks with the Yemeni Prime Minister, Abdul-Qader Bajammal, the two sides pledged to further strengthen cooperation between their two countries in various fields.

Abdullah told reporters in a press conference, held Wednesday in Sana'a, that Yemen and Malaysia agreed to create a joint committee to facilitate bilateral trade, and to address trade and investment issues between the two countries.

He said that the committee will monitor the activity of projects pursuant to agreements signed between the private sectors of both countries.

“The committee is to be held at the ministerial level and would recommend to their respective governments measures on expansion and diversification of trade between the two countries