Yemen and Iran discuss further cooperation [Archives:2003/647/Local News]

July 3 2003

Dubai, July 1, IRNA ) Iran and Yemen discussed in San'a on Tuesday possible ways for bolstering bilateral ties and cooperation, particularly in the area of human rights.
Iranian Ambassador to San'a Asghar Qoreishi and Yemeni Minister of Human Rights Amat al-Alim al-Suswah, in a meeting, discussed bilateral cooperation in the fields of human rights, particularly women's rights, and exchange of information and experience to raise their status in global affairs.
During the meeting, the Yemeni minister said his country was keen to familiarizing itself with measures taken by the Islamic Republic on human rights. He lauded the progress made by Iranian women in the political, social and cultural arenas in this country.
Qoreishi and Al-Suswah also stressed exchange of visits between the two countries' officials and between responsible institutions promoting women's' affairs.
In another development, Qoreishi met with Yemeni Deputy Foreign Minister for Asian and African Affairs Abdullah Razi during which both officials discussed bilateral ties, in particular, developments with regard to the implementation of accords signed by their countries during President Mohammad Khatami's visit to Yemen.
Razi voiced his country's determination to set a joint political committee.