Mohamed bin Zayed receives Vice President of Yemen

ABU DHABI, 18th November, 2015 (WAM) — His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, today received Eng. Khalid Bahah, Vice President, Prime Minister of the Republic of Yemen and the accompanying delegation, currently visiting the country.

Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the Vice President of Yemen, praising the strength of the existing fraternal relations between the UAE and Yemen.

During the meeting, they discussed aspects of bilateral cooperation and progress of joint action in the best interest of the two countries and the two brotherly peoples.

Bahah briefed Sheikh Mohamed about the latest political and military developments in Yemen and the role of the government in Aden after the liberation, besides preparations for the liberation of the rest of the Yemeni territories from the rebels with the support of the Arab coalition. The Vice President of Yemen also briefed Sheikh Mohamed about the humanitarian and relief operations taking place in many areas to help the affected people in Yemen.

Sheikh Mohamed reiterated the support of the UAE, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to the people of Yemen to overcome the security and economic challenges, achieve their national aspirations, and rebuild what was damaged by the rebels when they overthrew the legitimate government.

He added that Operation Restoring Hope for Yemen, carried out by the Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, “is proceeding according to the plan in terms of provision of humanitarian assistance, ensuring stability and security for all parts of Yemen, as well as contributing towards rebuilding the national, economic and social institutions for the people of Yemen to continue their march towards construction, development and prosperity.”

For his part, Eng. Bahah extended his thanks and appreciation to the UAE for its historic support to the people of Yemen at a critical time during which Emiratis demonstrated their sincere support to their brothers in Yemen. He also thanked the UAE for providing humanitarian aid to Yemen’s Socotra island hit by the cyclone.

The two sides stressed their support to the UN-backed negotiations between the Yemeni parties.