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Prince Nayef signs contract for Yemeni border demarcation

Minister of Interior Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz and his Yemeni counterpart Major-General Hussein Muhammad Arab signed today in Jeddah a contract with the German company Hansa Luftbild for demarcation of their joint border. At a press conference yesterday, Prince Nayef affirmed that no obstacles remain for finalization of the procedure, adding that it had been agreed that there will be four border crossings, remaining open throughout the year. As for the cost of the implementation of the border demarcation, this, he said, will be shared fifty-fifty.

In an interview in Riyadh yesterday with the British Broadcasting Corporation, to be aired today, Prince Nayef stressed that the recent bombing incidents in the Kingdom have been exaggerated, and do not represent a lack of security. Asked about Arab solidarity, he referred to the remarks made by Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector-General Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz at the recent Arab Summit in Amman, especially concerning the follow-up committee on the situation between Kuwait and Iraq, saying these remarks reflect the Kingdom's policy. He went on to affirm that Saudi Arabia supports the people of Iraq, and regrets the fact that the Iraqi regime still rejects all those who are trying to return it to the right path.
On recent refinements in the judicial system, he declared: "We believe that democracy has goals, notably achievement of social justice, equality, independence of the judiciary and the ordinary man's sense that official channels are open and available to him."