SANAA, Dec 12 - Pakistan and Yemen on Tuesday signed four agreements and one Memorandum of Understanding to promote cooperation in various fields between the two countries.
The agreements included enhanced cooperation in culture, higher education, scientific research and abolition of visa requirement for holders of diplomatic, special and official passports, besides enhancing cooperation in food, agriculture, livestock, and irrigation sectors.
The two countries will exchange professors, scientists, agricultural researchers. The MoU was signed between the federations of commerce and industry of Yemen and Pakistan to promote business and investment activities and to facilitate the private sector. It will also help in setting up of a joint business council.—PPI
In 2007 the opposition Yemen Congregation for Reform (Islah) Islamic oriented Party maintained its having political and media sway over the Joint meeting Parties (JMP) block, also consisting of Yemen Socialist Party and the Nasserite Unionist Organisation.
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