2000 Public Statement

Saudi-Yemeni communiqué on visit of President of Yemen

"The President of Yemen, accompanied by a high-level delegation, made a state visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on June 11 - 12, 2000. He was welcomed at King Abdulaziz International Airport by Crown Prince Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard.
"On Sunday evening he was received at As-Salaam Palace in Jeddah by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Ibn Abdul Aziz.

"During the visit, official talks were held between the two sides under the co-chairmanship of King Fahd and President Saleh, characterized by a spirit of amicability and fraternity.
"Attending the talks on the Saudi side were Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah; Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector-General Prince Sultan Ibn Abdul Aziz; Interior Minister Prince Nayef Ibn Abdul Aziz; Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal; Ministers of State and cabinet members Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Khuwaiter, Dr. Mutlab Al-Nafeesah, and Dr. Musaed Al-Eiban; and Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Ibn Mirdas Al-Qahtani.
"Attending the talks on the Yemeni side were Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Abdulqader Bajamal; Minister of Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Abdullah Ghanem; Minister of Planning and Development Ahmed Mohammed Sofan; Minister of Construction, Housing and Urban Planning Abdullah Hussein Al-Dafee; Secretary-General of the Presidency Abdullah Hussein Al-Bushra; Chief of Staff of the Yemeni Armed Forces Major-General Abdullah Ali Al-Eiwa; and Yemeni Ambassador to the Kingdom Mohammed Ahmed Al-Kabab.
"The two sides expressed condolences to the Syrian people and the Arab world on the death of President Hafez Al-Assad of the Syrian Arab Republic, and expressed wishes to the brotherly people of Syria for their continuous prosperity and security.
"The two sides held talks focussed on bilateral relations, expressed satisfaction to the level of relations enjoyed by the two countries and confirmed joint concern to boost those relations for the benefit and prosperity of the two brotherly peoples.
"Emanating from the firm fraternal ties and interpreting the sincere desire of the two sides to reach a brotherly and amicable solution to the border issue between the Kingdom and Yemen, Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Abdulqader Bajamal, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Yemen, signed a final and permanent treaty on the international land and sea border between the two countries.
"Accordingly, the two sides agreed on the demarcation of the geographical sites at the border, based on the [1934] Taif Treaty and the border reports annexed to it, and covering those issues not addressed by the original treaty. The sea border was also determined.
"At the end of the visit, President Ali Abdullah Saleh expressed to King Fahd, to Crown Prince Abdullah, and to Prince Sultan, his appreciation and that of his accompanying delegation for the warm reception and generous hospitality accorded to them."