|President George W. Bush welcomes
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh
into the Oval Office of the White House,
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005
Eastern state is cooperating with the U.S.
to encourage private sector involvement
in its aims to alleviate poverty and kick-start
an influx of foreign aid and investment,
largely from the private sector, to battle
security issues and increase educational
opportunities for its citizens, top Yemeni
While the United
States is collaborating with the Middle
Eastern state, situated between Saudi Arabia
and Somalia, on security issues, the Yemeni
government would like to see the two countries
strengthen economic ties.
is a very important partner in Yemens
development, both directly and indirectly,
stated Abubaker Al-Qirbi, the Minister of
Foreign Affairs and Immigration.
encourages international organizations and
other donors to provide assistance, and
it is in this aspect that its role in Yemens
progress is consequential.
Americans to play a stronger part in the
economic development of Yemen, which he
believes will be more effective in the war
on terror. The results of investment
and development can be more effective in
countering extremism and terrorism.
is needed in many of the remote areas to
stimulate local economies. It generates
employment and reduces poverty and overall
dissatisfaction, which extremism is built
on, related Mr. Al-Qirbi.
George W. Bush praised Yemens president
Ali Abdullah Saleh on his re-election. Promoting
democratic principles will prove crucial
to Yemens attractiveness as a recipient
of future foreign investment and aid.
the challenge of creating opportunities
for its largely young and indigent population.
60% of the population is below the
age of 25 years old its a tremendous
labor force, stated Salah Al-Attar,
president of the General Investment Authority.
The government cannot generate sufficient
employment in the public sector, therefore
employment generation should come from the