Visit of Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, President of Yemen, to José Manuel Barroso: extracts from the joint press briefing

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-074745   Duration: 10:01:59  Lieu:
End production: 03/10/2012   First transmission: 03/10/2012
On 3 October 2012, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received the visit of Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, President of Yemen, at the European Commission in Brussels. Following their meeting, they gave a press conference during which José Manuel Barroso underlined 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. Good progress has been achieved since Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, took office last February. 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. José Manuel Barroso encouraged Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi to develop cooperation mechanisms with civil society and the private sector which would ensure the success of EU-assisted programmes.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Arrival of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC and Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, President of Yemen 00:00:05
10:00:10 Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH): I had the opportunity to congratulate the President for his election last February and I have commended him for his courage and his leadership in these challenging times. Mr President, we know that the road ahead is difficult but you are not alone on this. 00:00:17
10:00:11 SOUNDBITE (in English), José Manuel Barroso: I had the opportunity to congratulate the President for his election last February and I have commended him for his courage and his leadership in these challenging times. Mr President, we know that the road ahead is difficult but you are not alone on this! 00:00:17
10:00:28 Cutaway of cameraman 00:00:04
10:00:28 Cutaway of cameraman 00:00:03
10:00:31 Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH): My message to President Hadi and to all Yemenis today is very clear: the European Union fully supports a peaceful and orderly transition process in Yemen – a transition that responds to the legitimate aspirations of the Yemeni people for a future of peace, security, democracy and prosperity. Good progress has been achieved since President Hadi took office last February and I particularly welcome the decision to establish the National Dialogue – an essential instrument to ensure a Yemeni-led, inclusive transition. 00:00:30
10:00:32 SOUNDBITE (in English), José Manuel Barroso: My message to President Hadi and to all Yemenis today is very clear: the European Union fully supports a peaceful and orderly transition process in Yemen ? a transition that responds to the legitimate aspirations of the Yemeni people for a future of peace, security, democracy and prosperity. Good progress has been achieved since President Hadi took office last February and I particularly welcome the decision to establish the National Dialogue ? an essential instrument to ensure a Yemeni-led, inclusive transition. This is the right step in the right direction. 00:00:30
10:01:02 Cutaway of cameraman 00:00:04
10:01:06 SOUNDBITE (in Arabic) Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, President of Yemen saying that: I hope that support will be given to Yemen, so that we will be able to overcome the difficulties we are in now. Because if this initiative doesn't succeed for Yemen, then I think we are heading toward civil war and if a civil war breaks out, this will be a problem for Yemen, for the Region and for the world at large. 00:00:28
10:01:06 Soundbite by Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi (in ARABIC) saying that he hopes support will be given to Yemen so that they will be able to overcome the difficulties they are facing now. If this initiative doesn't succeed for Yemen, then, he thinks, they are heading towards a civil war and if a civil war breaks out, this will be a problem for Yemen, for the Region and for the world at large. 00:00:26
10:01:33 Cutaway of journalist 00:00:04
10:01:34 Cutaway of journalist 00:00:03
10:01:37 SOUNDBITE (in English), José Manuel Barroso: At the 4 September donors' conference in Riyadh we pledged €170 million for the period 2012-2014 in support of short-term needs aiming at key areas such as governance, social welfare, health, and food security. 00:00:16
10:01:37 Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH): At the 4 September donors' conference in Riyadh, we pledged 170 million for the period 2012-2014 in support of short-term needs aiming at key areas such as governance, social welfare, health, and food security. 00:00:15
10:01:53 José Manuel Barroso and Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, shaking hands and leaving (2 shots) 00:00:06
10:01:59 End 00:00:00
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