YEMEN, Yemen from the past until now is important to the world and especially the Gulf States for many causes, as according to political and economic experts.

Poor Yemen in fact will be one of the strongest economies in the world. This title was headed by an article by Moroccan economist Habib Ould Daddah, an economist on the New York Stock Exchange, a Singapore stock market engineer and international specialist in selling the assets of the world's largest companies.

His article was published by" Newsweek"magazine and asks a question "When do Yemenis know that their country is not poor?" He said: Yemen has the greatest wealth, which enables it to transcend all global economic boundaries. The very near future is for Yemen, despite the current challenges.

Head of the Center for Studies in Yemen Abdul Sattar Al-Shamiri "Sputnik" said Yemen is not a poor country and has a lot of wealth but it has not had rational political and has lived since the 1960s in the cycle of north-south wars and borders as well as internal wars. So it did not have the opportunity to explore his real fortune.

He added, Yemen's first problem is a political problem In the first place since Bilqis and Saba queen even today. He said that the economists and companies that arrived in Yemen, whether European or Russian gather that there is a large stock of Yemeni wealth and what was used does not constitute 20% of the stock.

While Dr: Ahmed Qasm" Yemeni economic expert" in statement to "sputnik" said there are very large oil reserves in Yemen and the three strategic ports "Hodeidah - Aden � Mukalla" which called on the world to wrestle internally and regionally on Yemen.

He added that corruption, conflict, struggle for power and wars dispersed all Yemeni resources. In addition, the other natural resources from agriculture, oil wealth, fisheries, gold and others.

Since ancient times Yemen has been the world's greed cause of it location because of its location on the East-West trade routes and its production of coffee and some crops that were characterized by its excellent taste.

In this time, location, ports and the huge economic resources that have not yet been extracted all these causes making them vulnerable Gulf and European greed and the reason for the conflicts in Yemen now.

Yemen has an important geographical location. It is located in the southwestern part of the Arabian Peninsula, southwest Asia. It is one of the most important portals in the region "Middle East Portal". Its direct visibility on the most important strait in the world" Bab el Mandab" which controls the marine aquatic zone which separates Asia from the east and Africa from the west, it linked the Indian Ocean ,the Arabian Sea with the Mediterranean Sea. So it means there are many important islands in the Yemen' coast. "Bab el Mandab" is the only entrance to the Red Sea, as well as it link between Strait of Bab al-Mandab and Hormu as two routes of Gulf oil carriers to Europe, and a link between Africa, the island and the Gulf.

"Bab al-Mandab" Strait is considered the artery of east-west trade, this reason make Gulf States are looking for an outlet for exporting oil across the Arabian Sea which brings hundreds of billions of dollars if it is agreed with the Gulf states to establish a pipeline extending from Saudi Arabia to the Arabian Sea Yemen's share according to international agreements is half of the cost of transportation from oil ports to the last point in line.

In addition to the site of Yemen, Yemen has different terrain of mountains, plateaus, plains, deserts, valleys, seas and islands; this means that Yemen has fertile soil and climate suitable for all agricultural crops during the year.

Yemen's ports have played a vital role not only in the Yemeni economy but also in the life of the entire Arabian Peninsula. It is the large trading centers on the Red Sea and Arabian coasts since ancient times, it connects east and west.

Poor Yemen is rich in ports there are important ports in the Yemeni coast as " Nashton, , Mukallah, Ash Shihr, Blhaf, Aden, Mokha, Hodeidah , Saleef".

In addition to the strategic location of Yemen and ports of trade, there are enormous natural resources and an enormous stock as "oil-gold- Metals- Fish wealth- Agriculture". There is a huge stockpile that has not been extracts so far.

Also, the fisheries were not exploited despite having long and important coastlines, as well as the lack of exploitation of fertile agricultural land in the production of Yemeni coffee excellent and other types of grain. The Qat tree has become the first crop and grown in large areas instead of other crops.

Rich Yemen is the poorest in Arab countries and the world when the Yemeni people know the fact that their homeland is extremely rich and Yemen need of honest leaders and highly creative efficiency, and extract its good . in this way the new Yemen will flourish.

Source: Yemen News Agency

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