Almotamar.net, Saba - Britain announced here on Wednesday raising its annual development aid ceiling offered for Yemen to 100 million euros (= $ 160 mln) by the beginning of 2011.
The decision came by the Department for International Development) DFID) and would be provided as a grant with a noticeable increase in comparison with the previous support.
During a meeting brought together Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Abdul-Karim al-Arhabi and Head of the DFID in Yemen Joanna Reid, the DFID head briefed the Premier on this decision and noted that the UK listed Yemen within the most-favored nation list.
For his part, the Premier expressed Yemen's appreciation for the British initiative to increase the ceiling of annual development aid for Yemen.
This initiative reflected the British concern of Yemen needs and to enhance partnership concept between the two countries, he added.
Al-Arhabi pointed out that signing a decimal partnership agreement, considered the first of its kind, between the UK and an Arab country reflects the progressed development in the joint cooperation between Yemen and the UK.
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.
The Saudi aggression and its mercenaries continued to breach the ceasefire during the past hours in several provinces, a military official said Saturday.
The Saudi warplanes flew on the skies of the Capital, Amran, Sana'a, Mareb, Jawf, Sa'ada, Dhalea and Taiz provinces. At the same time, the Riyadh's hirelings pounded al-Ghail district in Jawf with artillery shells.
The Saudi-led war jets waged on Thursday four raids on scattered areas in al-Qabitah district of Lahj province, killing a citizen from the district, a military official said.
The official pointed out that the aggression’s warplanes and its mercenaries continued to breach the ceasefire during the past 24 hours in a number of provinces in the country.
The hostile war jets waged two raids on Maswara area and Nehm district in Sana’a province, two others on Serwah district of Mareb province and another one on al-Saqiyah area in al-Masloub district in Jawf province, he said.