Visit of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi, President of Yemen, to José Manuel Barroso: arrival and round table
Type: Visit to the Commission
End production: 03/10/2012 First transmission: 03/10/2012
On 3 October 2012, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi, President of Yemen, to discuss situation in Yemen and the EU/Yemen relationship. The European Union fully supports a peaceful and orderly transition process in Yemen, one which responds to the legitimate aspirations of the Yemeni people for a future of peace, security, democracy and prosperity.
The EU has also shown strong support for the transition in financial terms. €170 million has been pledged for the period 2012-2014 in support of short-term needs which aim at key areas such as governance, social welfare, health, and food security. €40 million from this were mobilised to address immediate humanitarian needs in 2012 – malnutrition, food insecurity and displaced people. President Barroso encouraged President Hadi to develop co-operation mechanisms with civil society and the private sector which would ensure the success of EU-assisted programmes.
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||Handshake between José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi, President of Yemen (2 shots)
||Round table with José Manuel Barroso and Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi (2 shots)