UAE Presidential Advisor receives Yemeni officials

ABU DHABI, 26th January, 2016 (WAM) — H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Adviser to the UAE President and Chairman of the Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Humanitarian and Scientific Foundation, received a high-level Yemeni delegation including Minister of Fisheries, Fahad Salim Kafayin, Development Adviser to Vice President, Badr Baslamah, and Governor of Socotra, Salim Abdullah.

Sheikh Sultan reiterated that the government and the people of the UAE take great interest in supporting Yemenis.

He said, “The UAE, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will continue to support our Yemeni brothers until they achieve their national aspiration for reconstructing Yemen.”

Sheikh Sultan noted that His Highness the President continues to order delivery of aid to people affected by the events in Yemen to alleviate their suffering as part of the UAE’s humanitarian role.

He stressed the urgency for restoring the situation in Yemen to normalcy.

Sheikh Sultan also noted that the Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Humanitarian and Scientific Foundation carried out projects in Yemen.

The Emirati foundation carried out development projects in Socotra in areas like healthcare, education and water and is building a number of mosques.

The Yemeni delegation briefed Sheikh Sultan about the situation in Yemen.

They thanked the UAE for backing Yemen.

During the meeting, Sheikh Sultan and the Yemeni officials discussed the importance of bolstering fraternal relations between the UAE and Yemen to serve the common interests of the peoples of both countries.