Britain had decided to increase its aid to Yemen to $300 million and affirmed its full support to all reforms during the transitional period, Saba has reported, quoting a letter from the British Prime Minister David Cameron to President Abdrabu Mansour Hadi.
The letter was delivered on Monday by the advisor to Cameron for counterterrorism Robin Searby who arrived in Yemen on a few-day official visit this week, it said.
In his letter, Cameron hailed the decisions made by Hadi within the restructuring of the armed forces and progress on the West-backed power-transfer deal, saying his country and the international community will stand up for those who are trying to obstruct the democratic transition in the country.
Furthermore, Cameron invited Hadi to pay an official visit to London and Hadi accepted it but said that will occur on the suitable time, Saba said.
At the meeting, Hadi and the UK envoy discussed the bilateral relations and ways to expand the bilateral cooperation in all areas, it added.
This month, the US said it was increasing its aid to Yemen to about $337 million, the largest during the two countries’ links and expressed interest to forge the bilateral trade links with the country.
In the meantime, Yemen pins hopes on donor conferences planned to be held in the Saudi capital Riyadh and New York in September to alleviate its woes deepened by the latest developments including the 2011 unrest.