Yemen’s Foreign Minister lauds UAE-Yemeni relations

Abu Dhabi: Yemeni Foreign Minister Dr Abu Bakr al-Qurbi has stressed the keenness of President of Yemen Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi, on boosting the UAE-Yemeni relations in the best interest of the two peoples.

He added the President of Yemen visited and met President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to express the appreciation of the Yemen’s government and peoples to the UAE’s contribution during the Yemen’s standoff, citing the GCC initiative, which settled the Yemeni crisis, and humanitarian aid provided by the UAE to Yemen.

The Yemeni Foreign minister told Emirates News Agency (WAM) in an interview that the leaders of the two countries discussed today the latest developments in Yemen, especially the GCC initiative and the role expected to be played by the UAE and other GCC states to enable the Yemeni government to continue implement the initiative.

He added that the two presidents tackled the regional issues, economic, security and political challenges that face Arab peninsular.

Asked about the security situation in Yemen, al-Qurbi said it is getting better as the security forces had liberated the areas occupied by Al Qaeda, indicating that this organisation still poses a threat that has to be tackled by the government and people of Yemen.

He commended the distinguished relations between the UAE and Yemen. al-Qurbi referred to the progress being experienced by the UAE.

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