Saturday, January 14, 2012

Germany grants $1 mln to Yemen's upcoming presidential election

SANA'A, Jan. 14 (Saba) - German ambassador to Yemen announced Saturday $1 million aid to the Supreme Commission for Election and Referendum (SCER) for the upcoming early presidential election.

During his meeting with Vice President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi, Holger Green said that Germany provides Euro 60 million for projects under implementation in Yemen, adding "We will announce soon a grant of Euro 21.5 million for the general food program".

He emphasized that the Yemen-European relationship, especially with Germany, would witness remarkable development, wishing a safe end to the crisis in Yemen and to carry out the required reforms.

He stressed that the Gulf initiative is the perfect solution for the current crisis, saying that it is a whole should be implemented.

He asserted the importance of the parliament to pass the immunity law as soon as possible, pointing the law is part of the initiative's terms.

The approval of the law would refute some newspapers reports in this regard, the German ambassador said, demanding the newspapers to seek accuracy and credibility.

The Vice President indicated to the urgent needs and great challenges Yemen faces in economic and development areas.

Hadi pointed that the implementation of the Gulf initiative is moving positively as scheduled in the roadmap of the political settlement in Yemen.

He said that Germany played a distinct role in this regard, valuing highly the assistance Germany presents to Yemen in different areas.

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