Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Yemeni government agreed to cancel tax
debts owed by the Somali government for ships docked off its coast,
Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi announced Tuesday (April 9th).
Hadi made the announcement in Sanaa after meeting with a delegation led
by Somali Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Mohamed Noor Gaal, who
delivered a letter from Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud,
according to Yemen's official Saba news agency.
In the meeting, Hadi praised bilateral relations between the two
countries. "Yemen has nearly 1.2 million Somali refugees sharing the
living with the people of Yemen under the difficult circumstances
experienced by the country," he said. Some of the ships docked in Yemen
have been there for more than 20 years, Somalia's Shabelle Media Network
reported. Somali representatives are expected to sign an agreement to
repatriate the vessels.