President Saleh Plans Trips [Archives:1998/25/Front Page]

June 22 1998

President Ali Abdullah Saleh has formally accepted an official invitation to go to Ottawa. The invitation was passed on to the President by Canadian Ambassador Daniel Hobson, who just concluded a visit here.
Arrangements for a prospective October 1998 visit have been in the pipeline for some time. Canadian Occidental Petroleum Company played a pivotal role in the successful culmination of these efforts. Also crucial was the role of the Canadian Embassy in Riyadh, as well as the visit of Professor Abdulaziz Al-Saqqaf, Member of the Consultative Council, to Ottawa in September.
At another level, talks continue regarding a possible visit for President Ali Abdullah to visit Japan. This visit is tentatively scheduled for March 1999.