Musharraf to visit Yemen [Archives:2005/899/Local News]

December 1 2005

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf will visit Kuwait, Yemen and Saudi Arabia next month and also attend the third extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) at Makkah, Online news agency reports.

Foreign office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam Monday said Musharraf would make an official visit to Kuwait and Yemen Dec 3-6 and attend the OIC summit Dec 7-8.

Kuwait is Pakistan's third largest economic partner in the Gulf Cooperation Council and a principal source of oil and petroleum products. It is currently financing seven projects in Pakistan worth $245 million.

Musharraf's visit to Kuwait was aimed at strengthening economic relations and exploring further avenues of cooperation, particularly in promoting manpower exports to Kuwait.

Referring to the OIC summit, Aslam said Musharraf would deliver a keynote address at the meet.

She said the Kashmir dispute would be discussed at the OIC summit along with problems and challenges faced by the Muslim world.