Ibrahim al-Assaf, Saudi Arabia's finance minister, called upon donors meeting Tuesday (September 4th) in Riyadh to provide more contributions to Yemen to revitalise the nation's struggling economy, AFP reported.
"We hope to see more contributions," al-Assaf said. "Yemen is facing major economic and social problems, especially in infrastructure and population growth."
Dr. Mohammed al-Saadi, Yemen's minister of planning and international co-operation, said on August 29th that Yemen will present projects at the conference requiring over $11 billion in support of development in the country.
The conference in Riyadh will be dedicated to reviewing Yemen's project proposals, but more tangible steps are expected during a scheduled Friends of Yemen meeting in New York later this month during UN General Assembly meetings.