Turkish relief agency opens training institute in Yemen
Sunday, March 23, 2014
SANAA, Yemen - Serdar Cam, head of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency, attended the inauguration ceremony of the Yemen-Turkish Professional Training Institute and afterwards he met with Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi on Sunday in Sanaa capital.
After the ceremony, the agency signed a memorandum of understanding with the Yemeni Ministry of Education and Teaching regarding the production of technical equipment for schools in Yemen. The document was signed by Cam and the Yemeni Education and Teaching Minister, Abdulrazag Al Ashwal, in the presence of Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindawa.
Cam said that the memorandum would help Yemen to reduce its economic dependence on foreign countries.
Basindawa said that "Turkey has stood by Yemen in its hardest times and in reciprocity we will work hard furthering our relations."
The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency has about 35 offices in foreign countries and has economic and developmental projects in around 110 countries.
Along with Cam, a number of Turkish officials were also present at the ceremony, including the head of Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate Mehmet Gormez, Turkish ambassador in Sanaa Fazli Corman, and the agency's Yemen Coordination Office Director Faruk Bozgoz.
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