The US is keen on forging its trade ties with Yemen and establishing a US-Yemen businessmen council in the near future just as the White House is affirming its full support to the Yemeni government during the transitional period, the Althawra newspaper reported Monday.
The commercial attaché at the US embassy in Sanaa, Teng, was quoted as saying the council should be formed with help from the US commerce chamber and the US embassy and should include businessmen interested in joint investment and trade projects to strengthen the bilateral ties, the paper said.
The remarks were given at a meeting between chairman of the Sanaa chamber of commerce, Muhammad Al-Mehala, and the US diplomat, which was dedicated to discussing the Yemeni-US trade cooperation, with a focus on mutual agreements between Yemen and USA chambers of commerce, it added.
Al-Mehla said the Sanaa chamber of commerce is interested in drafting an agreement for cooperation with US chambers in the best interest of the two countries.
He urged the US side to ease all procedures to help Yemeni businessmen get visas and establish joint shows with the aim to build a stronger Yemeni-US trade relationship.
Teng voiced her country’s readiness to forge the bilateral trade links with Yemen and said that the US chambers of commerce are ready to have deals with their Yemeni counterparts.
The meeting also dealt with the final preparations for the visit of a Yemeni businessmen delegation to participate in the US food and drink fair, the paper said.