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.
The United Nations has warned of the accelerating collapse of basic services in Yemen due to the aggression, siege and fighting which was described as “devastating.”
The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen Johannes van der Klaauw said in a press conference in Cairo that the current estimations indicate that more than 14 million people in Yemen cannot get sufficient health care.
He noted that 20 governorates, out of 22 governorates, are affected and that about 2.3 million people were forced to leave their homes which created a deteriorating and desperate humanitarian situation over the past seven months, stressing the importance of promptly finding out a political solution before it is over.
The UN official said that 3 million children and women are in need for medication because of malnutrition while 1.8 million children are deprived of schooling since March.
Klaauw pointed out the increasing deterioration of the basic services as a direct result of the dispute and the lack of necessary supplies to pay salaries or to cover maintenance costs.
Oxfam welcomed on Friday the changing of the British policy on exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia which is used in its aggression against Yemen.
The Oxfam emphasized citizens are in the fire line not only because of weapons, but also of the siege imposed on Yemen which affected its main services and economy.
Josephine Hatton, director of the Middle East program at Oxfam, said in a statement the organization welcomed the alteration of the British attitude towards the denial of Saudi Arabia in targeting citizens in its airstrikes against Yemen, and insisting to conduct serious investigations in that regard.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond called on Thursday to carry out a serious investigation on the Saudi air raids against Yemen.
In an interview with the BBC, Hammond said the denial of Saudi in targeting citizens by its airstrikes against Yemen since March is not enough, serious investigations must been conducted in that regard.
A suicide bomber blew himself up on Tuesday in front of the Faculty of Agriculture in Ibb University, a security source said.
"The explosion did not cause any casualties," the source said, noting that the suicide bomber detonated himself before he was arrested by the security men, who noticed he was wearing an explosive belt.
The Médecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) organization said on Monday that thousands of Yemeni people still incapable to receive medical care because of the absence of transportation means and closing the health facilities.
In its statement, the MSF said many of health facilities have totally or partly been destroyed as a result of the airstrikes and war in the country.
MOSCOW– Russia affirmed on Saturday its support to the exerted efforts to hold a new talks' round on the Yemeni crisis and with the participation of the various sides.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said, in its statement issued Saturday, it is important to do all the possible efforts in order to end violence in Yemen and reach peace all over the country via implementing dialogue gathering all the Yemeni political powers.