UAE minister urges Yemeni government, transitional council to enter Saudi initiative to ease tension

Yemeni army soldiers in the southern province of Abyan on Saturday. (Reuters)
Updated 01 September 2019

UAE minister urges Yemeni government, transitional council to enter Saudi initiative to ease tension

  • Coalition concerned over Daesh, Al-Qaeda exploiting escalation in south Yemen
  • Yemen government and transitional council need to enter Saudi-led dialogue

DUBAI: The Yemeni government and the transitional council should go ahead with the Saudi initiative to ease tension and avoid escalation in the war-torn country, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said in a series of tweets

He said the coalition was concerned that terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda and Daesh would exploit the recent escalation in troubles in southern Yemen.

And he said Yemen’s government and the transitional council should enter the Saudi initiative to ease recent tension.

“The way to move forward is through Saudi-led dialogue,” Gargash tweeted..

And he said internal unity was the key to defeating the Houthi militia.

He reiterated the UAE’s commitment to the Arab Coalition, adding: “The UAE as part of Coalition will continue to act firmly against the re-emergence of terror groups in Yemen.”

“Focus on internal unity, through continued dialogue, essential to address/ confront the challenge of the Houthi coup.”


Abu Dhabi bans travel in, out and within emirate to limit coronavirus spread

Updated 31 May 2020

Abu Dhabi bans travel in, out and within emirate to limit coronavirus spread

  • The restrictions come into force on Tuesday and last for a week
  • Traveling will not be allowed between the areas of Abu Dhabi city, Al-Ain and Al-Dhafrah

DUBAI: Abu Dhabi has banned travel into and out of the emirate and between its three regions from Tuesday.
The restrictions, announced by the Abu Dhabi Emergency and Crisis Committee, come into force on Tuesday and last for a week.
Both residents and nationals will not be allowed to travel between the areas of Abu Dhabi city, Al-Ain and Al-Dhafrah. 
The decision is meant to enhance the effectiveness of the “National Screening Program and reduce the spread of covid-19,” Abu Dhabi Media Office said.
Exemptions are available by a special private permit for employees of vital sectors, or chronic disease patients heading to hospitals, and the transportation of goods.