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