RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Tuesday with members of the Yemeni parliament.
The reception came just weeks after a rare convening of the House of Representatives on Yemeni soil attended by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
Prince Mohammed shook hands with several members at Al-Yamama Palace including Sultan Al-Burkani, who was elected speaker during the session on 13 April held in Sayun, Hadramout province.
The crown prince welcomed the delegation and wished for their success in serving Yemen and its people.
Al-Burkani thanked King Salman, the crown prince, and the Saudi government and people for their “sincere brotherly support.”
He also thanked the countries participating in the Arab Coalition in support of Hadi’s internationally recognized government, which has fought a more than four year war against the Houthi militia after they seized the capital Sanaa in 2014.
Al-Burkani is a member of the General People’s Congress, the party of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was killed by the Iran-backed Houthis in December 2017. The General People’s Congress holds the most seats in the parliament.
The session this month was the first since the conflict started when Hadi was forced to flee Sanaa, and base the government in Aden in the south.
More than 130 members of the 301-seat assembly attended.