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Yemen, UN discuss aid for early presidential election

Yemen, UN discuss aid for early presidential election

[05/December/2011]



SANA'A, Dec. 05 (Saba) - Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi met here on Monday Director of the UN Electoral Assistance Division Craig Jenness.

During the meeting, al-Qirbi and Jenness discussed the UN technical and logistical assistance for holding the early presidential election in Yemen scheduled on February 21, 2012, according to the Gulf initiative and its operational mechanism.

Al-Qirbi praised the UN keenness on supporting the upcoming election, stressing the importance of providing the requisite assistance from the UN and donors for the country, particularly in such circumstances in Yemen is going through due to the ten month-long crisis.

The UN official briefed the Minister on the outcomes of his visits and meetings with several Yemeni officials to identify the country's needs in this regard.

Jenness voiced the UN readiness to present all possible aid to help in succeeding the election in Yemen.

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