U.S. companies encouraged to invest in Aden free zone [Archives:2006/915/Local News]

January 26 2006

SANA'A, Jan. 24 – At a Jan. 22 meeting with U.S. embassy in Yemen officials, Aden governor Dr. Yahia Al-Shoaibi discussed encouraging U.S. companies to invest in Aden free zone and other trade areas. The governor met with Political and Economic Department head Joey Hood and commercial attache Suzan Plott.

Al-Shoaibi reviewed with the officials developments Aden Port has witnessed and recovery efforts regarding its international navigational history. He also reviewed state measures to operate the port with Dubai International Ports Company.

Following his meeting with the governor, Hood stated, “The U.S. embassy in Yemen will encourage U.S. companies to investment in Aden. Investment will be in freighting and unloading, together with other commercial activities.” He noted that Aden has become a peaceful port that promotes investment. Hood added that his meeting with Al-Shoaibi covered a number of issues concerning free zone activities and other bilateral commercial matters.