U.S. Ambassador visits Dhamar [Archives:2004/797/Local News]

December 9 2004

U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, Thomas Krajeski, paid an official trip to the Governorate of Dhamar where he met with Governor Abdul-Wahab Al-Durra on Dec. 1, 2004. The two discussed U.S. government assistance to Dhamar in different areas including cultural and agricultural, and ways to expand the scope of U.S. assistance.
During the visit, the Ambassador opened the second American Corner in Yemen at Dhamar University Library. The President of Dhamar University, Dr. Ahmad Al-Hadhrani, University staff and a representative of the Dhamar Governor's Office attended the ceremony.
In his remarks at the ceremony, the Ambassador noted that there are more than 180 American corners worldwide “built around the concepts of partnership, public access, and programming.” The American Corner includes computers, printers, books and electronic resources aiming to create an information link between cultures, and fostering goodwill and greater understanding. The Ambassador stated that funding is being pursued to open at least four additional “corners” in other Yemeni cities.
The Ambassador also visited the Agricultural Research Authority and the Veterinary School with which USAID is working on agricultural research and extension projects countrywide worth US$ 2million.