Yemen's interior minister said on Monday that his country's priority was to ensure security of upcoming presidential elections.
Abdulkader Kahtan, the interior minister of the Yemeni National Transitional Council (NTC) government, highlighted importance of ensuring security of February 21st presidential elections.
"February 21st elections will be the biggest test for Yemen's democracy," Kahtan told AA correspondent in an exclusive interview.
Kahtan said that they would work to ensure a developed democracy in Yemen, and the priority of the interior ministry was to enable participation of all citizens in elections in a safe and secure way, and therefore to ensure security in cities.
The interior minister said Yemen wanted to cooperate with Turkey particularly in restructuring security department, and noted that Yemeni police officers needed to learn from Turkey's experiences.
Moreover, Kahtan said Yemen would speed up efforts to lift visa procedures with Turkey, and noted that Turkish Airlines (THY) was the only European airline company landing at the Sanaa airport, and appreciated THY's decision not to halt flights even when Yemen was experiencing severe clashes.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Şubat 2012, 11:34