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Saudi Arabia and Yemen sign Border Protocol

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Yemen have signed a protocol agreement designed to contain recent escalation on border issues between the two countries.  The protocol, which was signed in Sana'a yesterday by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal and Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Abdul-Qader Bajamal, confirms but does not amend the [1934] Taif Treaty, the [1995] memorandum of understanding and their annexes.

The protocol states that the two parties have agreed on the following schedule:

In accordance with the memorandum of understanding, no measures are to be taken that might create any changes either on the land or in the sea. The two parties confirm that in the event of any security considerations the matter is to be discussed at the level of the political leadership.