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Remarks With Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh After Their Meeting


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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Sana'a, Yemen
January 11, 2011

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SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, first let me thank, on behalf of my entire delegation, the president for his very warm hospitality today. As I told the president, we are committed to a broad relationship between our two countries. We face a common threat posed by the terrorists and al-Qaida, but our partnership goes beyond counterterrorism. We are focused not just on short-term threats, but long-term challenges. Yemen has announced a number of reforms that we in the international community look forward to supporting in the economic, social, and political sectors. We support an inclusive political process that will, in turn, support a unified, prosperous, stable, democratic Yemen.

And above all, the United States is committed to the people of Yemen, Mr. President. We want this to be a relationship not just between leaders and governments, but between the people of Yemen and the people of the United States of America. Thank you again, Mr. President.

PRESIDENT SALEH: Thank you.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you, sir.



PRN: 2011/T37-03



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