INTRODUCTION Mr. Abdulla Abdel-Majid Asnag, Foreign Minister of the yemen Arab Republic, has been in?
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SV EXT M. Abdulla Abdel-Majid Asnag, Foreign Minister of Arab Republic
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SV Asnag speaking to newsmen in English
TRANSCRIPT REPORTER: "Minister can you tell us what prospect of a peace settlement you see in the immediate future?"
SEQ 4: ASNAG: "The Arabs in general are seeking peace, justice and restoration of their rights. Apart from that we seek nothing. We hate war, we want peace and we want to restore our rights. And I am sure I am talking for the entire Arab governments on this issue."
REPORTER: "Can you give us a few words on the economic and technological development of your country? What about the participation of French companies?"
ASNAG: "We have the support, the financial support of a number of Arab countries including Saudi Arabia and our brothers in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates of finance a number of development projects in the Yemen Arab Republic, including telecommunications, agricultural projects, tourism and exploration of mines in the Yemen Arab Republic. And we shall rely on the French expertise and French know-how."
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Background: INTRODUCTION Mr. Abdulla Abdel-Majid Asnag, Foreign Minister of the yemen Arab Republic, has been in Paris to discuss his country's political and economic relations with France. He was received by the French President, Monsieur Valery Giscard d'Estaing and met several government officials.
SYNOPSIS: Talks with the French Foreign Minister, Monsieur Louis de Guiringaud, were high on the agenda of Mr. Asnag's three-day official visit to Paris. He has also met with French Ministers responsible for foreign trade, defence, post and telecommunication. No details were released, but according to news reports from the French capital -- the Middle East was the main topic of political discussion. After his meeting at the Elysee Palace, the official residence of President Giscard d'Estaing, Mr. Asnag talked to newsmen.