Press Review [Archives:1999/09/Press Review]

March 1 1999

Sanaa, weekly 25/2/99
(Yemen Armed Forces)  Main Headlines:
-Jordanian Minister of Industry and Commerce Dr. Mohammed Saleh Al Hourani is scheduled in Sanaa first of March at the head of a high level delegation for economic cooperation talks with Yemeni officials.
-The final date for the convening of the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate’s general conference is mid March, according to Mohammed Shenaif, the Syndicate’s secretariat member.
-The deputy Interior Minister has said that British lawyer Rashed Yacoub, who is defending a group of British nationals suspected of planning explosions in Aden governorate, will be deported within the few coming days for tabling a false statement to the attorney general. He claimed that, one of the defendants, Mohammed Mustafa Kamel was tortured, a matter which turned out to be untrue, the deputy Minister stated.
-The second television channel in Aden has received modern equipment to improve its broadcasting. The equipment, with worth estimated at about one million dollars, are a gift from the Japanese government.

Article Summary:
Ba Jammal in Iran Soon
Ba Jammal is expected to confer with the Iranian chief diplomat and other senior officials on means of boosting bilateral relations in various spheres.
They are also expected to hold consultations on regional, Islamic and international developments of mutual concern.
Meantime, Ba Jammal welcomed Kuwaiti Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad’s invitation to him to visit Kuwait.
He said that he will respond to that invitation as soon as it officially reaches him and welcomed Sheikh Sabah’s recent statements on Yemen, describing them as a good omen toward restoration of the two countries’ friendly relations.