Saleh calls Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia to join Sana'a Forum
Dec 27, 2004 (Saba)- President Saleh confirmed that Sana'a Forum for
Cooperation 'is open for other countries to join' and that is a big chance for
extending economic and security cooperation to include all countries in the
underlined in the opening session of the 3rd summit of Sana'a Forum for
Cooperation on Monday that the coalition goals are torestore peace, stability,
security and build peaceful dialogue with neighboring countries for removing
any misunderstanding between them.
President Saleh highly
thanked Sudanese president for good reception and hosting the 3rd summit. He
called Somalia, Djibouti and Eritrea to join the coalition for common benefits.
"Let me again
invite Somalia, Djibouti and Eritrea to join this forum for the common
interests. We hope this summit which came with the beginning of new year will
maintain more security and stability in the region.
In regard to Sudan,
Saleh praised Sudanese capital efforts for keeping peace in the south of Sudan
and solving Darfur crisis, warnning that some powers are trying to put oil on
fire and exploit Darfur crisis.
We support our brothers
in Sudan to tackle their problems in Darfur and we are optimistic for the peace
agreement to be signed soon in Kenya,Saleh added.
President Saleh said
"this coalition has also supported Somalia and called the African Unity
Organization for sending peacekeeping forces to the Somali capital
Mogadishu". He underlined that instability and insecurity in Somalia make
it a target for terrorist act.
He spoke off the Iraqi
and Palestinian issues and have called UN to play more active role there for
establishing the Palestinian state according to the Roadmap and rebuidling
President Saleh said he
would offer leaders of the forum countries in the closed meeting an initiative
for restoring peace and stability in the region and setting up peacful dialogue
with neighboring countries.
The 3rd summit of
Sana'a Forum for Cooperation was chaired by Sudanese president Lit. Gen. Omar
Hassan al-Bashir and attended by president Ali Abdullah Saleh, Ethiopian prime
minister Meles Zenawi and president of Somalia Abdullah Yusuf.