Technical arrangements are underway to open a permanent representation office of the GCC in Yemen, the September 26 website reported on Thursday.
A decision has been recently issued naming a manager of the office who works within the GCC Secretariat General in the Saudi capital Riyadh, it said, pointing out that the pick was a Saudi, Saad Al-Arifi.
The Yemeni government represented by the planning and international cooperation ministry is about to finalize all arrangements to open the office in the near future, it added.
The move will help develop the mechanisms of coordination between Yemen and the GCC countries in line with the requirements of the donor conferences in which the GCC has played a major role.
Days ago, planning minister said Riyadh and New York donor conferences will be held in September to rally aid to Yemen which has been facing big economic and security challenges.
The country’s owes were deepened by the latest developments including the 2011 turmoil.
In addition, Friends of Yemen will hold another meeting in September, the second this year, after the May meeting that resulted in pledging about $4.25 billion in urgent aid to the country.