Friends of Yemen Ministerial Meeting held in New York

September 27, 2012

The Friends of Yemen Ministerial Meeting was held in New York today and included the participation of Yemeni President Abdu Rabbo Mansur Hadi; Saudi Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz; British Foreign Secretary William Hague; U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon; Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary General Dr. Abdullatif Al-Zayani; and many other officials from around the world. Addressing the meeting, Al-Zayani confirmed the support of the GCC countries for the efforts exerted by the Yemeni President and the National Reconciliation Government to push forward the reform process in Yemen. He called upon the international community to help Yemen achieve rapid implementation of the GCC initiative.