Almotamar.net, Saba - Vice President Abduh Raboh Mansor Hadi launched on Sunday activities of Tarim as Islamic Culture Capital for 2010.
In the opening ceremony, the vice president pointed out to concern of the political leadership represented by President Ali Abdullah Saleh to enhance cultural aspects in the country, indicating to the historical status of Tarim city and its role to spread the Islam to different world parts.
All citizens of 22nd May are proud to choose the city by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) to be Islamic cultural capital for this year, Hadi said.
He said that such event reflected contributions of Yemeni to spread Islam that calls for moderation, justice, freedom and equality among human beings.
Hadi wished success for activities of this big event.
Tarim city was approved to be the Islamic Culture Capital 2010 by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).
The city is famous for its 365 mosques and prominent Islamic architecture. The most famous of these is the Mihdhar Mosque, with the distinctive architecture of its 150 meter-high mud minaret.
The Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) have called on the United Nations General Assembly to immediately suspend the membership rights of Saudi Arabia in the UN Human Rights Council.
The two organizations accused Saudi Arabia of exploiting the body to obstruct justice in regard to committing possible war crimes in Yemen.
In a joint statement issued Wednesday, they urged in the United Nations General Assembly to take this decision because of the regularly flagrant violations of human rights by the Saudi regime.
The statement confirmed that the two organizations will practice pressure on the General Assembly for a vote in this aspect.
The national delegation confirmed on Sunday its keenness on the success of the Yemeni consultations in Kuwait under the auspices of the United Nations.
This came during a joint session between the national delegation and Riyadh’s delegation in the presence of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.
At the session, the UN Secretary-General asserted that the position of the international community is clear, which is that the conflict should stop and Yemen should return to the path of political transition.
Ban Ki-moon expressed his optimism for the recent release of prisoners and detainees, urging the parties to release all prisoners as a goodwill initiative before the Eid al-Fitr.