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June 19 2008

– TEKLINE launches Nortel services in Yemen

TEKLINE held a celebration to officially launch Nortel International Company. Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that enhance the human experience, ignite and power global commerce. A number of officials and local and international figures attended the celebration.

Moreover, a number of seminars and introduction sessions on the services and equipments and all electrical gadgets of the company were held on the occasion. The sessions were presented by a number of specialized personnel in the Information Technology sector and communication field in both the business and the services fields in private and public sectors.

Worth mentioning that Nortel Company is a recognized leader in delivering communication capacities that enhance experience, ignite and power global commerce, and secure and protect the world's most critical information.

– German Ambassador meets Alumni Associations

On June 15, representatives of the 7 German Alumni Associations in Yemen met

with German Ambassador Michael Klor-Berchtold, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German House Sanaa-Aden to discuss ways to intensify their cooperation in the fields of culture and education.

The more than 3000 German Alumni and their Associations in Sanaa, Aden, Taiz, Abyan and Mukalla play an important role as promoters of German culture. Due to their broad qualifications acquired in Germany they are also key to the development of Yemen and an important interface of mutual exchange.

Once a year, the German Embassy and the DAAD organize a network meeting to inform the 7 German Alumni Associations about the latest developments in the

German-Yemeni cultural cooperation, about offers for alumni and to discuss joint future projects.

– Japan extends a non project grant aid of about 4 million USD to help ease Yemen's economic difficulties

Today at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation in Sana'a, H.E. Mr. Abdul-Karim Al-Arhabi, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation and Mr. Masakasu Toshikage, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Yemen, signed and exchanged Notes for the provision of a Japanese non-project grant aid to Yemen in the amount of 400,000,000 Japanese Yen, approximately equivalent to 4 million US dollars.

The said non-project grant aid will be extended to Yemen for the first time in 6 years to help Yemen in easing its economic difficulties, particularly in support of the Yemen's efforts to implement its structural adjustment policy and to improve the country's fiscal sustainability. The amount of the grant will be utilized by Yemen to boost its economic and social development in line with its current Development Policy and Poverty Reduction Program.

Following the official visit of H.E. Mr. Abdul-Karim Al-Arhabi to Japan in April this year, an agreement on another grant aid of 7.2 million US dollars for the construction of basic education schools in Yemen was also signed in May at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation. Furthermore, as part of an energy/food aid package announced last month by Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda at the World Food Summit in Rome, an additional assistance to boost agricultural production in Yemen will be considered.

– Less than three weeks left for amal festival submissions deadline

Next June 30 is the deadline for those filmmakers who would like to participate in next VI edition of International Euro Arab Film Festival AMAL. So far, and since the Open Call launched last February, the festival has already received many submissions of documentaries, featured films and short films to participate in the next edition of the festival that will be held from the 25 to the 31 of October in Santiago de Compostela (Spain).

It is outstanding the greater quality of the received films with respect to previous editions.

This is mainly a result of the grater diffusion efforts done this year and the fact of visiting different international film festivals of Arabic cinema like the Gulf Film festival of Dubai (UAE) and Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival (Qatar), in which AMAL was present last month of May, or the South Cinemas Film Festival held last week in Granada. The visits to such festivals and the meetings held with directors, producers and other people involved in the cinematographic industry in many different countries, have made AMAL Festival well known in international cinema circuits and in the same time makes us discover new very promising filmmakers and attract a greater amount and quality in the presented works.