Yemen's prime minister seeks Gulf aid

RIYADH - Yemen's Prime MinisterMohammed Basindwa left Saudi Arabia on Tuesday with a promise ofsupport as his country seeks to end 10 months of turbulence byimplementing a Gulf Arab peace plan, but without a concretefigure for any aid it would receive.

"Certainly we have had a concrete commitment from thegovernment of (King Abdullah) to provide Yemen with the supportthey feel is needed in this transitional period," said ForeignMinister Abubakr al-Qirbi, who is accompanying Basindwa on histour of Gulf Arab capitals.

Asked if Saudi Arabia had put a figure on the amount of aidit would give, he added: "Not yet, but I hope it will be soon."

Basindwa met Saudi King Abdullah on Monday.

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