Chairman's Annual Report

  • Fifth Annual General Meeting, December 1997. Your Committee decided that the magazine in its original format had become too expensive and alterations were agreed at the AGM. The Committee would welcome comments. We are very grateful to Georgina Simpson who has taken on the duty of Editor. The series of lectures continued with three last winter and a further four in the... read more
  • Fourth Annual General Meeting, November 1996. The visit to Yemen by members of the Society late last year, organised by Jim Ellis, was a great success. We were honoured to meet HE. the President, the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister and other members of the Government. We also met leading members of the business and academic communities in Sana... read more
  • Third Annual General Meeting, November 1995. In the autumn of last year it became apparent that the Overseas Development Administration were showing no signs of reactivating the aid programme which had been suspended in the early part of the year. A considerable number of members took the matter up with the ODA., the Foreign Office and with their own members of parliament.... read more
  • Second Annual General Meeting, November 1994. It has been a tragic year for the Yemen. The breakdown of political dialogue, followed by the outbreak of fighting, had a catastrophic effect on the economy of the country and caused much damage to its infrastructure, particularly in Aden. With the cessation of fighting in the middle of the summer, the situation is slowly... read more
  • First Annual General Meeting, November 1993. The idea of a society to foster relations between the peoples of Yemen and Great Britain began in mid 1992. Given the long historical links between the two countries and the recent unification of the two parts of Yemen into the Republic of Yemen, the time seemed right for such a society to be formed. Its objectives were to... read more