JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met in Riyadh with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and conveyed to him the regards of King Salman and the Crown Prince, Saudi state agency SPA reported on Saturday.
During the meeting, they highlighted the Kingdom’s firm and supportive stance to Yemen and the latter’s constitutional legitimacy under the leadership of Hadi to restore security, peace and stability, in accordance with the recognized peace references of the Gulf Initiative and the outcomes of the national dialogue and the relevant UN resolutions, especially Resolution 2216.
كان اللقاء بفخامته مثمراً وإيجابياً، وتم بحث العلاقات بين البلدين والشراكة الإستراتيجية، واهمية الحوار لمعالجة القضايا الداخلية في اليمن، ومواصلة التعاون والتنسيق بين البلدين لمواجهة الميليشات الحوثية المدعومة من إيران، ومكافحة الإرهاب، وتأمين الملاحة.
— Khalid bin Salman خالد بن سلمان (@kbsalsaud) September 14, 2019
They also stressed that the security of Yemen goes in pair with the Saudi security, reiterating the Kingdom’s permanent position supporting legitimacy to counter the rebellion and coup of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia and to preserve Yemen’s unity, security and stability.
Prince Khalid has also praised the Yemeni President’s keenness on dialogue to address any issues.
The meeting was attended by the Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsen Saleh, Yemeni Prime Minister Dr. Moeen Abdulmalik, Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Salem Al-Khanbashi, and Abdullah Al-Olaimi, director of the Yemeni president's office.