Pakistan minister of commerce visits Sana’a [Archives:2004/717/Local News]

March 4 2004

A three-member Pakistani delegation led by Mr. Humayun Akhtar Khan, Minister for Commerce will be arriving in Sana'a on 1 March 2004 to participate in the 4th Session of Pakistan – Yemen joint Ministerial Commission Meeting (JMC) being held in Sana'a from 1 – 2 March 2004. A six-member business delegation will also accompany the Minister for Commerce. During the 4th Session of the JMC the Yemeni side will be led by Dr. Khalid Rajeh Shaikh, Minister for Industry & Trade. The 3rd session of Pakistan – Yemen JMC was held in Islamabad in May 1999 during which 10 areas of bilateral cooperation including trade, commerce, industry, investment, culture, taxation, labor & manpower and health were identified. During the 4th session to be held in Sana'a whole range of bilateral relations would be discussed by the two sides. The two Ministers will also sign three agreements i.e. (i) Trade, (ii) Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on income and (iii) Cooperation in the field of Health. The Minister for Commerce, Humayun Akhtar Khan will meet President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Prime Minister Abdul Kader Bajamal, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Planning & International Cooperation, Ahmed Mohamed Sofan and Foreign Minister Dr. Abubakr Al-Qirbi. He will also meet the members of the Sana'a Chambers of Commerce & Industry. Pakistan and Yemen have a history of close and brotherly ties based on common outlook and interests. The forthcoming visit of the Minister for Commerce as a leader of Pakistan delegation will provide an opportunity for high-level interaction between the two countries. The visit reflects both sides' desire to improve bilateral relations in multi-furious fields.