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EC supports Yemen in combating organized crime

EC supports Yemen in combating organized crime

[19/October/2009]



SANA'A, Oct. 19 (Saba) - European Commission official expressed here on Monday the commission's readiness to support Yemen's plans for combating organized crime.

During his meeting with the Interior Minister Mutahir al-Masri, head of the commission's delegation Michelle Mirker said that Yemen plays a big role in encountering terrorism and is a main supporter with the international committee in combating this phenomenon.

Al-Masri said that Yemen is exerting great efforts in fighting against terrorism and organized crime, considering that as a part of its national, regional and international responsibilities.

The Minister also pointed out that Yemen has made considerable progress in such field in spite of its humble potentials.

He also noted to the strong relations that tie Yemen with the commission in that regard.

Al-Masri added that the cabinet agreed on establishing a new department under the Ministry administration concerned on public funds investigations, fight against corruption and money laundering as well as organized crime.

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