The Yemeni coast guard in naval exercises [Archives:2006/1001/Local News]

November 23 2006

SANA'A, Nov. 22 ) France will assist the Yemeni government to train the coast guard in many fields related to the security of the Red Sea region, according to commander in chief of French forces in Djibouti, Michel Arrault.

There is a common interest in the Red Sea stability as well as the Arabian Gulf, according to Arrault. There is a worry about the conflict in Somalia and its impact on the security in Bab Al-Mandab, the Red Sea and the entire region.

“I am here to visit the Yemeni military command and the Ministry of Defense to achieve the purpose which it had been agreed before between the Yemeni Ministry of Defense and the French Government