Hisham Sharaf, the country’s deputy minister of planning and international cooperation, met with Japanese and Chinese diplomats over the past week to discuss means of improving Yemen’s bilateral relations with the two Asian countries. On Sept. 7, Sharaf conferred with the deputy ambassador of Japan to Yemen, during which he lauded Japan for increasing its aid to the country. Meanwhile, in his meeting with China’s commercial and economic attache to Yemen, Sharaf discussed the progress of development projects that China is funding. The two also talked about proposals for new joint programs for 2011, Saba News says.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.