[05/June/2004] Main Healines:
- The president visit Hudeidah to inspect the citizens conditions there
- Yemen takes part in a regional forum on role of parliaments in enhancing democratic values
- Turkish emissary to Sana’a
Columnist Iskandar al-Asbahi says in his article that however hard we tried to be optimistic about the Arab will for developing the Arab reality to join its forces and invest its constituents, we get shocked by the collective Arab practices that prioritize the regional interests to the national ones although the great national interests are the power for each Arab country and each Arab citizen. We have been used to see that it is always to witness that these Arab national interests postponed and the results of Arab summits do not represent the minimum degrees of the Arab street expectations.
For the Arab order it is no longer enough to enter reforms into the Arab League Organisation to have this Arab reality got straightened end to play its role in the Arab life. Decision makers would sooner or later realize importance of the Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s vision for activating the Arab action. The president has summed up this vision in his political statement to the Yemeni people on the 14th anniversary of the unity. The president affirmed that the establishment of Arab States Union was a national necessity for the activation of the joint Arab action and enhancement of the nation’s potentials in confronting the dangers surrounding it.
The president has repeatedly mentioned this vision in the forms of addresses, initiatives or in the framework of Arab diplomatic work. The Arab States Union has one day to be realized because it is the only guarantor of the Arab existence.