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Yemen, USA hold military talks
[10/December/2012]

SANA'A, Dec. 10 (Saba) - Yemen and the USA held in Sana'a on Monday a session discussing the mutual military cooperation and issues of common concerns between the two countries' armies.

The session was chaired by the Defense Minister Mohammed Nasser Ahmed, Interior Minster Abdul-Qader Qahtan, Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi and Chief of General Staff Ahmed al-Ashwal from the Yemeni side and US Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Andrew Shapiro and Commander of US Central Command James Mattis.

The two sides discussed the several issues, including the cooperation in counterterrorism, training and expertise exchange.

They also discussed the technical assistance provided to the team restructuring the interior ministry and armed forces which is carried out based on the vision of the Military Affairs Committee and according to a set timeline.

The international support, including the US's, made to succeed the political settlement in Yemen was also touched on in the session.

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