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UAE Reiterates Commitment to Peace, Security in Yemen

UAE Reiterates Commitment to Peace, Security in Yemen

Tuesday, 16 July, 2019 - 08:15
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan receives Yemen parliament Speaker Sultan Al Burkani in Abu Dhabi. (WAM)
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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, underscored Monday that preserving Yemen's security and stability and supporting its people were part of the established pillars of the UAE policy since the time of the late founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed said Yemen is of strategic importance with regard to Arab security.

He made these remarks while receiving Sultan Al Burkani, Speaker of the Yemeni parliament, at Al Bahr Palace, reported the UAE news agency (WAM). Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council, was also present.

Sheikh Mohamed emphasized that the UAE would continue its efforts until peace prevailed across Yemen and legitimacy institutions resumed their duties in an atmosphere of security and stability. He added that historic fraternal bonds between the two countries prompted the UAE to pursue its efforts to restore security and stability in the Arab country.

Sheikh Mohamed and Burkani discussed ways of enhancing bilateral ties, especially in the parliamentary field, and took stock of the latest developments in Yemen.

The two sides stressed the importance of strengthening the role of the Yemeni parliament over issues concerning the people and contributing to maintaining security and stability and enabling state institutions to assume their work.

The speaker expressed his gratitude to the UAE leadership, the government and the people for supporting the legitimacy in Yemen. The UAE has taken a noble stance that will go down in history, of supporting the Yemeni people and protecting its Arab identity and history, he added.

He also appreciated the UAE's humanitarian and developmental initiatives in Yemen and its support and rehabilitation of the security and police forces, which he noted had helped restore security and stability in liberated governorates and helped the people to endure challenges.

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