SANA'A, July 16 (Saba) - Four European experts will arrive in Yemen in the coming three weeks to help Yemen in reconstructing the security apparatus, the EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator said in Sana'a on Monday.
At press conference, Gilles de Kerchove asserted that the European experts would not impose opinions but offer the EU experiences to enable the Yemeni government to move on in the reconstruction process perfectly.
He stressed the necessity of the various concerned parties, topped by the intelligence bodies, to coordinate their efforts and work shoulder to shoulder to combat terrorists, making clear that the European experts would work in this regard.
Mr. Kerchove said that the EU is working now with the police academy on training the Yemeni officers in forensic medicine and forensic evidence and enhancing the police efficiency to conduct investigations in the future in addition to another project of setting up a modern civil registration and issuing identity cards with contemporary systems. "The new civil registration will be more effective in the democratic or counterterrorism fields."
The two projects are examples of the EU commitment to support the Yemeni security apparatuses in the civil side, he said, adding "The EU and the international community's strong support to President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi and his government covers all different aspects of the Gulf initiative, especially in the reform of the security services."
The EU support is linked to the fact that all ministries and government bodies back the implementation of the Gulf initiative and support the restoration of the state's control of the southern provinces, Mr. Kerchove said.