Yemen defence minister meets Indian ambassador to build ties

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  1. ejazr

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    Yemen seeks to enhance military cooperation with powerful countries - Yemen Post English Newspaper Online

    Yemeni Defense Minister Mohammed Nasser Ahmed met on Tuesday with the Indian, Cuban, German, and Dutch ambassadors respectively in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a.

    During his meeting with the Indian ambassador Dr, Awsaf Saed , they reviewed the relationships between the two countries in terms of military cooperation and ways to enhance it. Nasser has noted out the historic bilateral relationships between India and Yemen and stressed the importance of improving it in a way that serves the aspirations and interests of the two countries peoples.
    For his part, Saed has reiterated his country’s stance that stands by Yemen’s stability, security and unity and delivered to Nasser an invitation from his Indian counterpart to attend the International Defense Exhibition which will take place in India in March this year.

    In separate meetings, Nasser reviewed with the Cuban acting ambassador Oscar De Louis, and German ambassador Hollinger Green the bilateral military cooperation with their respective countries in terms of medical treatment. Nasser has also met in his office in Sana’a with the Dutch ambassador Leonie Kyulenyer. During the meeting, they discussed the current relationships between Yemen’s and Netherlands’ armies especially in the Naval field, and how best bolster it and take it to new horizons.

    For her part, Leonie Kyulenyer said that she is relieved that the political scene in Yemen has made great progress and that tensions between conflicting parties are being increasingly eased.

    Nasser briefed the diplomats the latest developments in the Yemeni political and security arenas, the military committee’s mission, which is tasked with clearing armed manifestations from the central cities and restructuring the army units, and Yemen’s role in fighting terrorism. Massive popular protests calling for an end to the authoritarian role of President Ali Abdullah Saleh combined by al-Qaeda insurgency in the south and Shiite rebellion in the far north has shaken Yemen to the bone, leaving thousands killed, pushing the economy to the brink of collapse and triggering a catastrophic humanitarian disaster.

    Saleh has signed a deal under which he relinquished power to Vic President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, the consensus candidate for the upcoming presidential elections, in exchange for immunity from prosecution. Saleh has left Yemen for USA for further medical treatment of wounds and burns inflicted in an assassination attempt last year at the Presidential Palace, and he is most likely not going to come back home again.
     
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    India should start making closer ties with Yemen Govt so that it will remain relevant to whatvever happens!!
     
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    A naval base is the best they can provide.. they are the worst of the arabs wealthwise.
     
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    Yemen use to have a soviet leaning / leftist govt in power for most of the cold war era. This govt. had very close ties with India until it collapsed under civil war.

    The port of Aden provides a very startegic chokepoint for the Indian Navy and close partnership with Yemen and Somalia would be worthwile. These are poor countries now and it would make sense for India to strategically transfer its foreign aid to these countries in return for defence and other concessions in these countries.
     
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    Hold on to your horses, mate! We haven't even started building ties and you're talking about bases. :lol:

    Since when did we need Arab wealth to run our defenses or politics? In fact, Yemen is THE type of Arab country we need; not too wealthy to fund Islamic Jihad, has a non-jihadi leaning and occupies a strategic place in Gulf of Aden which is the hub of piracy and a problem for our ships.
     
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    If you ask me I think we should increase our ties with as many as possible...not just Yemen.... I say Lets start with our neighbours(only sane ones though):thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    We need to do something about Nepal. Bhutan, Maldives (very weird) and Mauritius (via IOR borders) is already in our pockets. We need to welcome Burma and Thailand as well. Vietnam is already becoming a valuable strategic partner. We must focus our relationship in Southeast Asia more than ever to focus on Pakistan. In fact, if we could buy all agricultural stuff from Southeast Asia regarding what all we buy from Pakistan, that would automatically flatten Pak's already broken economy.

    एक तो हम अपने दुश्मनो को खिलाते हैं फिर बाद में रोते हैं कि वो हमे मार रहे हैं... अरे दुश्मन मारेंगे नहीं तो क्या चूमेंगे? :lol:
     
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