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Saudi Arabia and Yemen sign border agreement

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Yemen today signed a final and permanent treaty on their international land and sea borders. Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal signed for the Kingdom, and Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulqader Bajamal signed for Yemen. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah and President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh. The two sides agreed on the demarcation of the geographical sites at the border. The treaty is based on the 1934 Taif Treaty and its annexes, as well as issues not addressed in the original treaty.

[unofficial translation of main points of agreement]