Press Review [Archives:1999/45/Press Review]

November 8 1999

The Minister of Defense attended the reception and dinner party that were held in honor of General Frank Tony, commander of the American Special forces who is currently visiting Yemen.
Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Abdulla Saleh, the commander of Special Forces in Yemen made a speech in which he welcomed General Tony and praised the development of Yemeni-American relations in many areas. He pointed out the USA assistance to Yemen through the de-mining program of mines that were laid in the eastern and southern Governorates by the secessionists.
The commander of the Special Forces in Yemen stressed that the visit would enhance bilateral cooperation and the exchange of expertise between the Special Forces of both friendly countries.
2)Sheikh Jaber’s Son on Private Visit:
26th September has learned that His Highness Prince Fahd Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, son of the Emir of Kuwait and the Chairman of the Kuwaiti Horsemanship Club shall pay a private visit to Yemen in the near future. During this tour that aims at being aquatinted with the historical and tourist sites, Prince Fahd is expected to visit several towns and areas in Yemen, especially Marib, Sana’a, Aden and Hadhramout.
3)Next January Old Yemeni Passports Cancelled:
Major General Dr. Hussein Arab, the Minister of Interior disclosed in an interview that the Ministry has given Yemenis, especially those living abroad, a six-month time limit to replace their old passports with new ones. From next January nobody will be travelling using his old passport.