N. Ireland Trade Delegation Gets Feel for Yemen Market [Archives:1998/43/Local News]

October 26 1998

Seven Northern Ireland companies arrived in Sanaa in the first ever trade mission to Yemen. They are from various industries ranging from construction equipment to milk powder, dairy products, automatic appliances, etc.  
The delegation also visited Aden to look into the Free Zone’s potential for investments.  
Mr. Barry Clarke, of Trade International Northern Ireland, said, “There are very strong possibilities, and members of the delegation are more optimistic. We have no immediate plans, because we are looking forward to our plans from March 1999 to April 2000. Some of the delegates said they will be coming back to follow up on the contacts they have made here.  
Mr. Michael Craig of Internal Consultant, Management Development, European Investment Bank, indicated that the trip will be reported in a Belfast quarterly magazine, which will go out to over 2,000 companies not only in Ireland, but worldwide.