Yemen & Eritrea Sign Agreement on Fishing [Archives:2001/17/Front Page]

April 23 2001

In the joint Yemeni-Eritrean communiqué issued during the official visit of President Saleh to Eritrea last week the two presidents reiterated their sincere desire to enhance all fields of cooperation between the two countries. The two sides agreed further improve the demarcation of the remaining sea-borders according to the international arbitration decision on December 17, 1999. They also agreed on the implementation of the traditional fishing system and on the Transportation and Marine Affairs, etc.
Fishing in the Red Sea has recently created some tension between the two sides, especially due to forbidding the Yemeni fishermen drying fish in some islands.