The 13th meeting of the Yemen-GCC joint technical committee held on Tuesday in Sana’a with the participation of representatives from GCC States’ finance and foreign ministries, development funds and GCC office in Sana’a. The committee reviewed a report of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation on the implementation progress in the GCC-funded projects in Yemen, the official news agency SABA reported. It also reviewed the achievements made so far of the allocation of the funding granted by donors to Yemen during the Riyadh donors meeting and the fourth meeting of Friends of Yemen in New York, both held last September. In the opening of the meeting, Planning and International Cooperation Minister Mohammed al-Sa’adi delivered a speech, reviewing the economic challenges Yemen faces in the current transitional stage as well as the difficulties hindering the allocation progress of the donors’ funds to Yemen. Al-Sa’adi hailed the keenness of the GCC States on backing the stability and development trends in Yemen, saying that GCC is the biggest donor to Yemen. Director of the GCC office in Sana’a Saad al-Arifi reiterated the GCC States’ commitment to continue offering the assistance required to help the Yemeni government overcome the current and future urgent problems.