Yemen and Qatar Sign 8 Agreements Today [Archives:2000/32/Front Page]

August 7 2000

President Ali Abdullah Saleh and Emir of Qatar State Hamad Bin Khalifah Al Thani will sign today 8 agreements and protocols including the encouragement of the mutual investment between Yemen and Qatar, giving job opportunities to the Yemeni workforce in Qatar, establishing a Supreme Council for both Yemeni and Qatari businessmen as well as agreements in the fields of heath and culture.
The Emir of Qatar arrived in Sana’a on Saturday, August 5 on an official visit to end today. During his visit, the Emir of Qatar visited the old city of Sana’a. He also visited with President Saleh the Aden Free Zone. The Emir was briefed on the future development and expansion plan, which targeted the industrial area and the shipping village. It is expected that the zone will receive 300 containers by the end of this year. The plan also includes the development of the industrial area, which is established on a piece of land estimated at 74 hector on which the work will commence in the beginning of September. The President and the Emir of Qatar also visited the cisterns of Aden.
Foreign political sources said that Yemen requested Qatar to recommend its request of having the membership of the Gulf Cooperation Council, particularly after the signing of the border agreement between Yemen and Saudi Arabia.