US Senator Specter Impressed by Progress in Yemen [Archives:1998/02/Local News]

January 12 1998

On Thursday, January 8th, US Senator Arlen Specter left Yemen following a short visit to Sanaa. The Senator told Yemen Times that he was impressed by the level of tolerance and the progress that has been achieved towards democracy. Mr. Specter and his assistants spent three days in Yemen, the longest stay in any country he has visited. He has passed through Germany, Bosnia, Israel, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Eritrea and Yemen. He left for Addis Ababa. The Senator’s emphasis on his talks with Yemeni officials, including President Ali Abdullah Saleh, has been on human rights, especially minority rights.