Yemen President’s Abu Dhabi Trip Bolsters Arab Coalition Support

Yemen President’s Abu Dhabi Trip Bolsters Arab Coalition Support

Thursday, 14 June, 2018 - 05:30
Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. (AP)
Riyadh - Asharq Al-Awsat
The visit by Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi to Abu Dhabi has been deemed “very successful,” informed Yemeni government sources told Asharq Al-Awsat.

Hadi had held talks in the capital of the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan.

The meeting was the culmination of intense Saudi efforts to bolster support for the Arab coalition in its battle against the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen.

The sources said that Hadi achieved the goals of his visit in cementing cooperation and coordination between the legitimate Yemeni forces and the UAE, which is part of the Saudi-led Arab coalition.

His visit succeeded in eliminating the misunderstandings that some local and regional parties were seeking to exploit to drive a wedge between Abu Dhabi and Yemen’s legitimate forces, added the sources.

Hadi hailed during the meeting the UAE’s stances towards Yemen and its participation in the Arab coalition.

For his part, Sheikh Mohammed underlined his country’s “fraternal and honest positions towards Yemen’s leadership and people.”

He also voiced support to Hadi’s efforts to achieve the coalition’s goals of liberating Yemen from Houthi clutches.

Head of Hadi’s press office Abdullah al-Uleimi said in a series of tweets that Tuesday’s Abu Dhabi meeting crowned Saudi efforts “to unite all positions to achieve the goals of the Arab coalition.”

The Emirati and Yemeni leaderships proved that “they are above all challenges and that the security and stability of the region are the most important goals of their leaderships.”

Prior to his departure to Abu Dhabi, Hadi had held talks with UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed in Makkah.

Yemeni Interior Minister Ahmed al-Maysari had also visited Abu Dhabi earlier to tackle joint coordination and support with the UAE to rebuild Yemeni security agencies in Aden and other liberated regions.

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