Saudi Arabia’s support vital for legitimate Yemeni government: Yemen PM

A police trooper stands guard on a street in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen, on February 13, 2019. (REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad/File Photo)
Updated 15 April 2019
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Saudi Arabia’s support vital for legitimate Yemeni government: Yemen PM

RIYADH: Attempts to end the coup and restore the state institutions in Yemen could not have been possible without the support of the Arab coalition for the legitimate Yemeni government, the country's prime minister said.
Speaking during a Yemeni house of representatives meeting, Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed said that the Arab coalition supports the battle to defeat the coup and restore the state's institutions in Yemen. He was talking during a discussion on a draft state fiscal budget for the current year, which continues its work for the second day in the city of Sioun in Hadramout.
The Yemeni official said that the legitimate government has worked strongly to restore the role of state institutions and reconcile visions among the various national components and brings the views closer to and bridging the rift, to rebuild on solid national foundations that promote national alignment and popular cohesion and achieve the Yemenis' aspirations to restore their state and end the coup, the official Yemeni news agency reported.
The prime minister's financial statement includes policies and measures to be taken by the government in order to achieve its main objective, in partnership with the various state authorities, as well as all the political and social forces and the support from other countries, especially Saudi Arabia and the UAE.


Trump spoke with Abu Dhabi crown prince on Thursday: White House

Updated 19 April 2019
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Trump spoke with Abu Dhabi crown prince on Thursday: White House

  • The two leaders discussed Washington’s continued support for the UAE

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Thursday with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, the White House said in a statement.
The two leaders discussed Washington’s “continued support for the United Arab Emirates’ national defense, strengthening alliances in the region, and the impact of the Administration’s crippling sanctions on Iran,” the statement said.
“They also spoke about UAE’s contributions to the global energy markets as a reliable supplier of oil,” it said.