World Bank Chief Plans Yemen Visit [Archives:1998/36/Front Page]

September 7 1998

Mr. James D. Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank, said that he was happy with the progress Yemen was making in implementation of the reform program.
Wolfensohn, who was speaking to the Editor of the Yemen Times, Abdulaziz Al-Saqqaf, in Morocco, also indicated he was planning a trip to Yemen. “Yemen is a fascinating country and I have long wanted to visit. I now have plans to do so.”
The World Bank chief expressed strong commitment for continued support for the Middle East and North Africa region. “We are going to provide the necessary support for the region’s development,” he said.
Finally, he expressed appreciation for the Yemen Times reports on relations between the World Bank and Yemen. “I take your criticisms construct-ively” he said, indicating that he reads the paper every now and then.
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