Yemen & the EU: Expanding Future Cooperation [Archives:1998/46/Front Page]

November 16 1998

The European Union and the Republic of Yemen are poised to expand the scope of their cooperation. Yemen has made significant advances on the agreement signed last year. But it is excluded from many possibilities given that it is not included in the various forums for assistance. Now the two sides are working to change some of that.
On December 4th, a series of meetings will take place in Brussels between a Yemeni delegation to be headed by Planning and Development Minister Ahmed Soufan, and the European Commission. While the immediate focus of the talks is on the 1999/2000 program, the two sides will also address widening the scope for Yemen to dip into EU assistance.