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President Saleh to Visit Russia Soon
  Written By: Arwa Al-Anesi (YEMEN POST STAFF) 
  Article Date:
September 08, 2008



Preparations at Yemeni Foreign Ministry are underway for President Saleh's expected visit to Russia in which he seeks to buy large quantities of weapons.

Diplomatic sources announced that Saleh's visit comes at a time the region witnesses complicated developments together with Russia's differences with western countries and America over the last Russian-Georgian conflict.

The same sources further indicated that Yemen has balanced stances of world powers, hinting the visit comes within the frame of the developed relations between Yemen and Russia.

Observers note that Saleh seeks to buy modern Russian fighters and reinforce the military arsenal after a four-year war in Sa'ada that exhausted the country's both budget and military armament.