Senior EU Official to Visit Yemen [Archives:1998/04/Local News]

January 26 1998

Mr. Manuel Marin, the vice-president of the Commission of the European Community is scheduled to visit Yemen next March. The highest ranking EU official to visit Yemen, Mr. Marin is going to discuss cooperation between Yemen and the EU, especially in the light of the Cooperation Agreement between the two parties, which was originally concluded on September 8th, 1997. Recognizing the excellent relations and links of friendship between the European Community and the Republic of Yemen, the EU provides Yemen with an average annual financial assistance of ECU 35 million (US $ 40 million).