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For the first time, Shri Vayalar Ravi, Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs, visited Yemen on 13 October and met with high Yemeni officials including the prime minister, foreign affairs minister and minister of social affairs and labour.
“I came deliberately to this place [Yemen]. This is my first visit. I'm not going to other places. I'm proposed to come again after a few months,” he said.
“My purpose of the visit is to visit the country and meet with high officials to discuss the relations between India and Yemen. We discussed bi-lateral relations and ways of improving them,” he said.
The minister added that another purpose of his visit was to focus on the welfare of the Indians community in Yemen. “I had a meeting with the Indian community in the Indian Embassy had discussions with them”.
According to the minister, in Yemen Indians are working as middle labour technocrats, some of them are company mangers and workers and a good number of them work as nurses in the health sector. Some also work in the oil industry. “They are very happy without problems. They have been working in the country for several years. And we are very confident that the government of Yemen will look after them the nurses are very qualified and have been trained in very good hospitals and institutions,” he noted.
Ravi praised Yemen's minister of labour and social affairs. \”She is concerned with the welfare of people. She is very positive and enthusiastic