Monday, 22 January 2018 03:53 GMT
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US, Yemeni officials discuss economic reforms

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Senior US and Yemeni officials met at the White House on Monday for a discussion on how the Obama Administration "can partner with the international community to support the Yemeni government's near-term economic reform goals," according to a statement from the National Security Council

Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, Lisa Monaco, met with Yemeni Minister of Finance Sakhir Wajih and Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Mohammed Saadi, where she underscored the US "commitment to support Yemen's economic reform and development agenda as a key component of the country's transition process." Monaco also praised Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and his government as they "move forward with the economic reforms outlined in Yemen's Mutual Accountability Framework to better address the needs of all Yemenis." While the US and Yemen share strong ties, President Barack Obama's drone attacks have devastated the nation of nearly 25 million people, where missiles have killed dozens of families - particularly in remote areas - instead of Al-Qaeda terrorists, which are said to be the intended targets

Washington has come under attack for its 'silent war' and deadly counterterrorism measures, many of which have occurred in cooperation with the government in Sanaa


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