Yemen to Normalize Relations with Israel? [Archives:1999/09/Front Page]

March 1 1999

According to the daily electronic news bulletin “Yemen News” put out by Eric Watkins from London, Prime Minister Abdul-Karim Al-Iryani, held secret talks with the director-general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, Mr. Eitan Ben-Tsur, last week. The two sides openly discussed “opening interest offices in each other’s countries as a first step toward establishing official ties”.
The source quoting Yediot Achronot, added: “As a first step toward expanded ties, Yemeni officials will allow up to 10,000 Israelis of Yemeni background to visit Yemen, and will allow Israeli companies to invest in Yemen”.