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Khalifa holds talks with Yemeni President

(WAM) / 11 November 2012

The President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Yemeni President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi today held talks on bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to promote and enhance them in different spheres.

The talks took place at Al Dhiyafa-Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi in presence of General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

His Highness Shaikh Khalifa stressed the UAE’s interest in strengthening bilateral relations with Yemen, at the political and economic levels in particular, as well as in providing all kinds of support to the Yemeni people to contribute to promoting peace and security throughout their country.

The President Shaikh Khalifa said: “We are interested in seeing Yemen enter a new stage of growth and prosperity backed with cohesion among all its people. The government and people of the UAE back the implementation of reconciliation among all Yemeni parties in order to enjoy peace, stability and growth which contributes to the renaissance of Yemen.”

He also hailed Yemen’s strategic role in establishing regional peace and stability.

His Highness Shaikh Khalifa was briefed by the Yemeni President on the steps and measures recently taken by Yemen to implement the Gulf Cooperation Council initiative to eventually establish and reinforce its political stability. Sheikh Khalifa was also briefed on the latest developments in Yemen.

For his part, the Yemeni President expressed gladness at visiting the UAE and meeting His Highness Shaikh Khalifa. He expressed appreciation of the support extended to his country by the UAE under the leadership of the President Shaikh Khalifa. He also expressed appreciation of the UAE’s noble initiatives for Yemen, at this critical turn in the history of the country, noting that they reflect the interest of its government and the leadership in establishing peace and stability in the region.

President Mansour Hadi also thanked His Highness Shaikh Khalifa for the UAE’s humanitarian and development aid to the Yemeni people which recently went through difficult conditions.

During the talks, ways to reinforce the fraternal political, trade and economic relations between the UAE and Yemen. The  President Shaikh Khalifa and the Yemeni President Hadi exchanged views on the latest regional and international development.

Later, The President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan hosted a luncheon in honor of the Yemeni president and his entourage.

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