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NESA/Yemeni Delegation Meets with State Department Officials Washington, DC— May 19, 2010
In Obama's Letter to Saleh, U.S. Renews Support to Yemen
Deputy FM lectures on Yemen challenges in Washington
Al-Arhabi receives 2010 Jit Gill Memorial Award for Outstanding Public Service
Deputy FM receives US congress representative
U.S. Congresswoman Jackson Lee Visits Yemen
Yemen delegation to head for Washington over WTO accession talks
President Ali Abdullah Saleh arrived on Wednesday in Britain's capital, London, on a visit during which he will be meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron and other senior officials.
The talks will focus on the bilateral relationship between the two countries along with ways to boost cooperation in all areas.
President Saleh told reporters that he would hold talks with UK officials on all matters pertaining to Yemeni-British cooperation and partnership,particularly on efforts to bring stability to the African Horn by combating terrorism and maritime piracy.
He appreciates the UK's role in supporting Yemen's development, stability, security, and unity. He has stated that Britain has always proved its interest in providing unlimited support to a unified and stable Yemen. He hoped that this visit would contribute to strengthening the bilateral cooperation in all areas and welcomed British investments to Yemen.
Media Office on 2010-06-09 15:45:39 EDT
Prime Minister Ali Mujawar held talks on Wednesday with a delegation from the U.S Treasury Department who are currently visiting Yemen over mutual cooperation between Yemen and the United States.
They discussed the US assistance that would be presented to serve a reforms agenda and development processes in Yemen.
In these talks, the Prime Minister briefed the American delegation about the recent achievements undertaken to push forward reforms and deal with economic challenges.
He confirmed the commitment of the Yemeni government to the comprehensive reforms at different levels. He also expressed his wish that the United States would play a greater role in supporting the Yemeni governments program to enhance the economy through monetary stability and inflation reduction.
US Deputy Secretary of Treasury Neal Wolin, the head of the US delegation, confirmed US support to the reforms in Yemen, highlighting efforts exerted by the Yemeni government to overcome current challenges.
He also affirmed the importance of continuing the reform programs to enhance ties with donors for future development process.
Media Office on 2010-05-28 14:03:14 EDT
Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies
NESA/Yemeni Delegation Meets with State Department Officials Washington, DC— May 19, 2010— Participants in the Yemen National Security Issues Bilateral Visit currently underway at the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies met with senior State Department officials, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; AMB Jeffrey Feltman, Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Asia; Anne Mari Slaughter, Director of Policy Planning and George Laudato, Administrator’s Special Assistant for the Middle East at the U.S. Agency for International Development. At the State Department, the delegation, led by His Excellency Mohi Abdullah Ali Al-Dhabi, Prime Deputy Minister of Yemen, and NESA’s distinguished professor James Larocco, former ambassador to Kuwait, discussed the roles of diplomacy and development in national security.
Secretary Clinton praised Yemen's efforts in combating terrorism and extremism and renewed the U.S. Administration's commitment to support for Yemen and in issues relating to the bilateral relations between the two countries, especially in the areas of political and economic reforms.
Media Office on 2010-05-20 09:55:34 EDT
The U.S. renewed on Tuesday its support for Yemen's unity, with President Barack Obama writing President Saleh that the unity is a crucial factor for the country's success and the region's security and stability.
The letter was delivered by Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman.
In his letter, Obama also reiterated his country's financial support to face Yemen's economic problems and upgrade its anti-terror capability and assured the U.S. would furthermore support Yemen within the Group of Yemen's Friends.
He also stressed the importance of boosting the bilateral relationship.
President Saleh discussed with Feltman in Sana'a means to strengthen mutual cooperation in various fields.
Feltman praised Yemen's efforts to fight terror and Saleh's decision to stop the military operations in the far north.
Early this year, the U.S. decided to increase its aid to the country from $ 90 million in 2009 to more than $ 140 million.
Media Office on 2010-05-17 14:07:17 EDT
Deputy FM lectures on Yemen challenges in Washington
First Deputy Foreign Minister Mohyee Al-Din Al-Dhabbi has lectured on challenges facing Yemen at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington D.C.
He reviewed economic, political and judicial reforms the government is working on.
Moreover, he briefed the audience, including diplomats, journalists and U.S. officials interested in Yemen's affairs, on the government priorities for the next period, highlighting the efforts made to activate the outcomes of meetings with Friends of Yemen Group.
The lecture also dealt with issues related to the Yemeni-U.S. ties and partnership.
In this regard, Al-Dhabbi reiterated Yemen's commitment to the war against terrorism and extremism which form a direct threat to national and regional security.
The lecture arranged by the Culture Attaché at the Yemeni Embassy in Washington came within the efforts aimed at correcting misconceptions of researchers and media on Yemen's position and progress on certain issues.
Media Office on 2010-05-03 11:02:36 EDT
Abdul Kareem al-Arhabi, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister for Planning and International Cooperation has been selected to receive the 2010 Jit Gill Memorial Award for Outstanding Public Service from the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Vice President, Otaviano Canuto, at noon on April 30, 2010 in an award ceremony during the Public Sector Day at the World Bank office in Washington DC.
In his response, Mr. Al-Arhabi viewed his selection as “Continuation of international acknowledgement of Yemen’s experience in implementing reforms which in itself reflects the relentless effort exerted by the Yemeni Government, at all levels, under the leadership of President Ali Abdullah Saleh to advance the reform agenda in conformity with aspired achievements and national development needs”.
“You represent a great example in a region where the challenge of developing effective public policy frameworks, complemented by an accountable and responsive public administration, is the key to unlocking the region’s considerable potential for development,” said Shamshad Akhtar, World Bank Vice President for the Middle East & North Africa.
“We at the World Bank salute your extraordinary commitment and the personal excellence that this award celebrates.” She added.
Mr. Al-Arhabi's distinguished service and overwhelming support stood out to the PREM Public Sector Governance Board.
As noted in the nomination, Mr. Al-Arhabi maintains "Tireless efforts to lead reform and be the key champion on countless reforms aimed to reduce poverty, improve governance and broaden economic growth in Yemen. Mr. Al-Arhabi has an unrivaled record of honesty, integrity and accountability in his long tenure of public service from the front lines. Such qualities are highly desirable in the country stakeholders that public sector practitioners seek to engage, and we are pleased to highlight Mr. Al-Arhabi as a champion of development and reform”.
This award is unique in the development community and is envisioned as an inspirational tool for World Bank colleagues and clients to recognize and encourage outstanding public service innovations.
Individuals are awarded the Jit Gill Award on the basis of having a sustained track record of public service; proven leadership and innovation which enhanced public service efficiency and effectiveness; demonstrated the highest standards of professional ethics; dedication and client orientation; and inspired and influenced public servants in promoting honesty, integrity and accountability in public service.
Mr. Al-Arhabi further commented “The success of a Yemeni citizen among a vast number of exceptional candidates from all over the world instills the trust to individuals and institutions in Yemen in their ability to excel in their performance as I have demonstrated. He went further to say “For example, the Social Fund for Development and the Public Works Project, considered as the best institutions in the world, and both may be the best. But the challenge remains in view of gains made by government institutions through transfer of knowledge and viewing them as reference for good performance and an encouraging tool for other institution to compete”.
Merza Hasan, Executive Director, viewed this award “in recognition for Mr. Al-Arhabi’s devotion and personal contribution to fighting poverty; promoting growth and enhancing governance. His leadership and commitment is an inspiration to all of us working in the development field”.
This Award was established in 2004 to be awarded to leaders in public sector governance and integrity. The Award honors the memory of Jit Gill by celebrating the achievements of distinguished individuals who demonstrate the highest ideals of public service and translate these ideals into innovative public sector reforms.
Media Office on 2010-04-01 11:18:33 EDT
Deputy Foreign Minister Mohi al-Deen al-Dhabi held talks on Wednesday with Sheila Jackson a member of the US Congress over spheres of bilateral cooperation between the two countries and means to bolster them.
During the meeting, the two officials reviewed the latest developments and issues of common concern, in addition to how to improve cooperation in a number of significant sectors.
The US congresswoman, Jackson, asserted interest of the Congress in supporting development, security and stability of Yemen.
Media Office on 2010-04-01 10:20:34 EDT
Source : US Embassy Sana'a
U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee met on March 31 with National Security Bureau Director Ali al-Ansi and Prime Deputy Foreign Minister Muhydeen al-Dhabbi. They discussed bilateral cooperation on security, and economic and human development. Representative Jackson Lee sits on the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, as well as the House Committees for Foreign Affairs and Judiciary. She is actively engaged in refugee and security-related issues in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan and Algeria.
Representative Jackson Lee – a founder and member of the Congressional Children’s Caucus – also visited a U.S. Agency for International Development funded project in Yemen. The project is managed by Yemen’s Youth Media Center under grant management by Save the Children Foundation, and it targets vulnerable Yemeni youth with the objective of providing job and entrepreneurial skills to launch small enterprises in four regions of Yemen: Sana’a, Aden, Ibb and Abyan.
Media Office on 2010-03-31 12:20:54 EDT
A Yemeni delegation is heading for Washington D.C in April for an official visit to hold commercial talks over signing a bilateral agreement on accessing markets within efforts of Yemen to join the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Informed sources at the Ministry of Industry and Trade have made clear that the talks with the concerned American officials will be dedicated to present Yemen's latest efforts in implementing accession requirements to the WTO, including the adjustment of laws and legislation.
Sources hope that this visit would help finalize bilateral negotiations with the US which could give a strong push towards WTO membership.
They indicated that Yemen had signed bilateral agreements with commercial partners such as China, the European Union, Australia and Canada.
Media Office on 2010-03-31 12:02:05 EDT
Vice President Abdu Rabo Mansour Hadi affirmed on Sunday that Yemen has a strong determination to pursue the terrorists to their various hideouts.
During a meeting with a delegation of the US Senate and House of Representatives, Hadi alerted to the importance of assisting Yemen in the economic, technical and security fields.
Development in Yemen is going ahead according to a studied plan but with a limited economic and productive capacity, he said.
The Vice President hailed the US positive attitudes towards Yemen and its development, security and unity, particularly after the visit of President Ali Abdullah Saleh to Washington in 2001.
Yemen is one of the first countries that has suffered from Al-Qaeda terrorist actions, Hadi said, adding that Yemen's losses due to terrorism were huge.