Yemen does not apply for MCA membership [Archives:2006/995/Local News]

October 2 2006

SANA'A, Oct. 30 ) The Millennium Challenge Account does not have a new decision to offer help to Yemen, as the Yemeni government did not renew its request to join MCA after its request was suspended last November, according to acting U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, Nabil Khori.

“I want to rectify reports by some newspapers that Yemen's request to join MCA this year has been rejected,” said Khori.

The U.S. supports Yemen to get aids from the Gulf countries via the Donors Conference scheduled to be held in London later this month. Khori said the U.S. talked with the Gulf countries a few years ago on the significance of supporting Yemen.

“The U.S. supports Yemen's admission to GCC and the establishment of any Gulf authorities to grant reform programs in Yemen so that Yemeni government can achieve goals of the support,” the diplomat noted.

Abdurrahman Bafadhl