Yemen and Eritrea to sign cooperative agreements [Archives:2005/821/Local News]

March 3 2005

Mohammed bin Sallam
The Yemeni foreign minister and his Eriterian counterpart are due to sign an agreement in the field of economic cooperation on the coming Tuesday 8th of March in the coastal city of Mussawa'e.

In a statement to al-Thawrah daily, Eng. Hisham Sharaf, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and Head of the Technical Committee for the Yemeni side, clarified that the Yemeni-Eritrean discussions will concentrate on the issues of activating the economic cooperation and enhancing trade exchange between both countries.

He pointed out that the two sides are interested in developing cooperative ties in the field of investment and in establishing projects in different areas.

He indicated that a number of agreements in the field of investment, tax cut, and tourist and cultural cooperation are to be signed between the two brotherly countries. Other fields including gas and minerals, chambers of commerce of industry, media and security are expected to be discussed in the upcoming meeting.

Sharaf also mentioned that the economic and trade agreements signed between the two counties in April 2001 will activated.