Minister of Technical Education and Vocational Training Dr. Abdul Hafiz Numan on Saturday discussed with Japanese ambassador to Yemen activating of cooperation areas between Yemen and Japan in the field of technical education. They reviewed the workflow in the implementation of the vehicles section rehabilitation project at Thahban Institute in Sana’a, which is funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), as well as the possibility of implementing similar projects in the other sections. They touched on the possibility of the Japanese side contribution to supporting and providing moveable training units in the Island of Socotra in the field of boats and cars maintenance, as well as the possibility of presenting assistance in rehabilitating a number of sections in the Marin Institute in Aden within the JICA-funded project. In the meeting, Numan hailed the efforts made by JICA in providing support and assistance for developing the programs of technical education and vocational training in some technical and vocational institutes. For his part, the Japanese ambassador to Yemen ,Katsuo Yoshi Hayashi, confirmed his country’s readiness to support and provide the training units in Socotra by $ 100 thousand in coordination with the local authority in the Island. The ambassador pointed out that the unstable security situation in Yemen plays a role in hindering the bilateral cooperation projects, especially in the field of technical education and vocational training. He expressed his optimism that the results of the National Dialogue Conference would contribute to stabilizing the situation in Yemen in General.