Almotamar.net - President of Aden University Dr Abdulaziz Bin Haptour has on Sunday clarified those academic cooperation relations between Aden University and the French higher education establishments would be enhanced in the next period after the agreement on holding dialogue on ways of developing areas of academic cooperation between the two sides.
During his meeting at Aden University on Sunday with the French ambassador to Yemen Joseph Silva and his accompanying cultural and academic delegation Dr Bin Haptour added that Aden University has old relations the French academic institutions, pointing to the correspondences ad agreements concluded by the two sides in the past years and for the presence of more than 80 Yemeni professors of graduates of French universities working at present members of the teaching staff in Aden University.
Dr Bin Haptour also talked on the existing areas of cooperation with the French scientific establishments in areas of archaeology and preservation of the traditional architectural engineering.
For his part the French ambassador Silva expressed his readiness to contribute to developing relations of scientific cooperation between Aden University and the French academic institutions, confirming that the dialogue to bee conducted in the next days would open spacious horizons for academic cooperation between the two sides.
The French ambassador also indicated the importance Aden University joining to the Francophone Academic University Agency which carries out coordination relations of scientific cooperation with many world universities.
Safi did not commit any crime that deserved imprisonment. She was only friends with a man in a society that did not believe in that. Since her childhood, she used to have her friend drive her places because she trusted him, and never thought about it. One night, though, his car stalled and he went to repair it. A group of men demanded money from them, otherwise they would call the police and imprison them for immorality. The two friends did not listen, and as a result, Safi found herself in jail.
Safi didn’t face as many problems in prison as she did with society and her family. Once they found out, they left her to face things alone. One year passed, and when she was released, her eyes were filled with tears.
Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi met here on Tuesday with director of the GCC office in Sana'a Saad al-Arifi.
During the meeting, they reviewed the ongoing arrangements for the Friends of Yemen next meeting to be held in London on 29 April, as well as the latest developments in the local and international arenas.
Yemen and the US reviewed here on Tuesday aspects of joint cooperation in the telecommunication and information technology fields.
During their meeting, Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology Ahmed bin Daghr and Chargé d'affaires of the US embassy Karen Sasahara discussed the possible means of Yemen to benefit from the US telecommunication experiences and technologies.
Anxiety is affecting many Yemeni girls who are groaning under the burden of economic problems, which is one of the primary motivations for child marriage in the country. Mohammed Ali, a father of five daughters, said that he was fired from his job three years ago, and lost the income needed to provide them with a good education and comfortable life.
“I really feel guilty when I accept a marriage proposal for one of my daughters while she is still a child, but nothing is in my hands. Poverty leaves no way in front of me.”
Academic studies say that 52% of Yemeni girls accept marriage in their early years to escape poverty. The study also said that boys are also affected by the phenomenon.
The governments of the UK, Saudi Arabia and Yemen will co-chair the next Friends of Yemen meeting in London on 29 April, the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office said in a press release on Monday.
The Friends of Yemen was established in 2010 to co-ordinate international support for Yemen and comprises 39 countries and organisations.
“With the conclusion of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) earlier this year, Yemen has entered a new stage in its transition towards a constitutional referendum and elections”, the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office added.
President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi received on Sunday at the Presidential Palace sheiks and dignitaries of al-Mahra and Socotra Archipelago provinces.
At the meeting, Hadi indicated to the critical situation Yemen has been experiencing nowadays, which needs as he said all national efforts in order to translate the NDC outcomes on the ground. "Yemen has got out of its crisis fairly and honorable,'' the President said.
He confirmed that the cooperation by the international community averted Yemen from dragging into several risks and dangers based on the expending the responsibility, wealth, and power under a new federal system which would achieve justice and fair.
Director of the Agriculture Office in Marib province Majed al-Doais discussed on Saturday with a delegation of the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) the agency's support to the agriculture sector in Marib.
The meeting also discussed the possibility of training and rehabilitation of rural women and developing the capacities of the agricultural cadres and the establishment of centers for agricultural exports.