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Yemen, EC in security and terrorism talks

Yemen, EC in security and terrorism talks

[04/February/2011]



BRUSSELS, Feb. 04 (Saba) – Yemen and the European Commission have discussed aspects of joint cooperation in the aspects of security and the fight against terrorism.

In a meeting held in Brussels on Thursday, Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi reviewed with Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for transport Siim Kallas the actions taken by Yemen to ensure aviation security and enhance security measures at airports.

The two sides also reviewed the results of the visits paid by international delegations and teams to Yemen for checking the procedures done at Yemen's airports.

The results have showed that safety procedures in the Yemeni airports were compliance with international standards.

Al-Qirbi called on some European countries to reconsider the decision to ban Yemenia Airways flights to their airports and vice versa, noting the decision contributes to the derangement of trade between Yemen and European countries.

In addition, he pointed to economic effects of the decision to the interests of Yemen.

For his part, Kallas expressed the EC's readiness to reconsider Yemen's demands and find appropriate solutions, renewing the EC's keenness to support Yemen's efforts in the fight against terrorism and to develop the system of airport security.

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