Almotamar.net, Saba - President Ali Abdullah Saleh has affirmed concern with Yemen's Islamic cities to enhance their role in serving Islamic culture, including Tarim city of Hadramout province.
In his editorial for a book published on occasion of choosing Tarim city as an Islamic Culture Capital for 2010, President Saleh added that citizens of the city have carried a flag of the Islamic call to different world countries since beginning of the Islamic age.
He highlighted celebrations on this occasion as Tarim is a city of science and knowledge in certain religious, scientific and humanitarian fields in addition to its contributions to the Islamic culture.
The book includes three chapters over the historical, geographical and cultural aspects for the city.
It is worth to mention that Tarim city was approved to be the Islamic Culture Capital 2010 by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).
The city is famous for its 365 mosques and prominent Islamic architecture. The most famous of these is the Mihdhar Mosque, with the distinctive architecture of its 150 meter-high mud minaret.
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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