Yemen, Finland discuss preparations for Riyadh donor conference

February 13, 2012 12:25 pm 

SANA'A, Feb. 13 — Premier Mohammed Salem Basindwa discussed here on Sunday with Finish non-resident ambassador to Yemen Jarno Syrjala the ongoing arrangements for donor conference to Yemen to be held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

The Premier and the Finish diplomat pointed to the importance of mobilizing the necessary aid to advance the economic and development situations and meet the citizens' basic needs of essential services.

They also touched on the achieved steps under the political settlement to hold the 21 February presidential election and international aid required to help Yemen during the transitional phase.

For his part, Syrjala expressed his country's interest in the progress of the political settlement process in Yemen, and its satisfaction with the ongoing preparations for the presidential elections to achieve a peaceful transition of power.

He stressed keenness to strengthen relations of cooperation and friendship with Yemen in all fields. (PNA/Saba)

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