The Prime Minister of the Yemen Arab Republic, Abdel-Azziz Abdel-Ghani, has been having talks in the United Arab Emirates.
GV: Prime Minister of the Yemen Arab Republic, Mr. Abdel-Azziz Abdel-Ghani walks down plane steps at Abu Dhabi airport and is greeted by the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Muhammad Al Nayahan.
SV: Abdel-Ghani and Sheikh Hamdan inspect guard of honour. (2 SHOTS)
SV: Abdel-Ghani shaking hands with other members of the welcoming party.
SV PAN: Official car leaves airport.
SV INT: Abdel-Ghani and Sheikh Hamdan enter room and sit down.
SV PAN: Party seated.
CU: Sheikh Hamdan, PULL OUT TO SV OF Sheikh Hamdan and Mr. Abdel-Ghani.
The Yemen Arab Republic, better known to the world as North Yemen, is one of the poorest countries in the world. Unlike the United Arab Emirates, and most of the Middle East, it has no oil and so has not enjoyed the economic boom seen in many countries in the area.
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Background: The Prime Minister of the Yemen Arab Republic, Abdel-Azziz Abdel-Ghani, has been having talks in the United Arab Emirates. He arrived in the capital, Abu Dhabi, last Saturday (15 April).
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Abdel-Azziz Abdel-Ghani was welcomed at Abu Dhabi airport by the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Muhammad Al Nayahan. Mr. Abdel-Ghani is on a tour of the Gulf states and his visit to Sheikh Hamdan's country was to last three days. The visiting Prime Minister was accorded a full ceremonial welcome, during which he inspected a guard of honour composed of members of the United Arab Emirates' armed forces.
Mr. Abdel-Ghani them met other members of the welcoming party, including the heads of the country's diplomatic mission, before he and Sheikh Hamdan left the airport for talks at the Mushraf Palace.
There was a full agenda for the talks which concentrated on issues of importance to the two states. This was the second time in less than a month that the United Arab Emirates had hosted a Yemeni Prime Minister. Three weeks before (25 March) the Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of South Yemen, Mr. Ali Nasser, had been there for talks.