Yemen urges opening a new chapter to resolve Horn conflicts
Dec 27, 2004 - The president of the
Republic of Yemen, HE Ali Abdullah Salih, has called for the adoption of
dialogue as the only means of resolving any conflict in the region.
He stressed that
Yemen's view on the resolution of any dispute between states was based on
dialogue, so that conflicts are overcome and all outstanding issues resolved.
joint news conference with the leaders of Sudan and Ethiopia in Khartoum, his
excellency said Yemen had made and was still making efforts to close the gap
between the neighbouring states and to create an atmosphere of amity and
believes that disputes and misunderstandings can only be resolved through
dialogue. Only dialogue, not other means like media campaigns and interference
in the affairs of others, can overcome problems."
On the outcome
of the effort by Yemen to mediate between Ethiopia and Eritrea on one hand and
between Sudan and Eritrea on the other, his excellency said: "Yemen's view
has been welcomed well by the brothers and we will continue our engagement with
the brothers in order to remove the misunderstanding and to ensure that
dialogue overcomes the logic of force.
has been a positive understanding on the part of HE President Al-Bashir and the
prime minister of Ethiopia. Mr Meles Zenawi. Yemen will continue its
engagements with the brothers and with Eritrea to ensure that the method of
dialogue is adopted, the logic of force overcome, and a new chapter opened in
the ties between Sudan and Eritrea on one hand, and Ethiopia and Eritrea on the
other." Excerpt from report by Yemeni news agency Saba web site
news agency web site, Sanaa, in Arabic 1747 gmt 27 Dec 04