LONDON: Bahrain’s King Hamad arrived in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday to hold talks with Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Bahrain’s new agency reported.
His visit comes a day after the Iran-backed houthi militia in Yemen renewed their attack on Abu Dhabi and two ballistic missiles were intercepted with the help of US forces based in the city, scattering debris.
The two sides held a meeting, where Sheikh Mohammed briefed the king on the details of Monday’s attack and the measures taken by the UAE within the framework of its right to respond.
King Hamad said Bahrain condemned and denounced the terrorist attack, and stands by the UAE against all threats to its sovereignty, security and stability, due to the firm bonds and historical ties that unite the two countries.
He renewed his country’s full support for all the measures taken by the Emirates to confront the Houthi attacks and preserve the safety of its citizens and residents, adding that both countries rely the interdependence of their security and stability and that any attack on the UAE is an attack on Bahrain.
Sheikh Mohammed expressed his thanks and appreciation to Bahrain for its continuous support in various circumstances, wishing the kingdom and its people continued progress, development and prosperity under the king’s leadership.