On Monday, Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik has held talks with his Emirati counterpart to discuss a wide range of issues.
Yemeni Prime Minister met with the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum at Expo 2020 in Dubai. According to local media, the two officials discussed the bilateral relations as well as ongoing developments in Yemen.
According to the Emirati state-run news agency, the humanitarian situation in Yemen and issues of common concern were also focused on during the meeting. They both also reiterated their countries’ keenness to develop relations in various fields of common interests at all levels.
Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed also emphasized the UAE’s firm stance in providing support to the Yemeni government to cope with its current rigors and to restore the state and economic stability.
Posting a message on his Twitter account following the meeting, Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum said, “When we talk about the depth of history and civilization, we talk about Yemen… and when we talk about the nobility of morals and values of honor, honesty, pride, and brotherhood, we talk about the people of Yemen.”
Last week on Friday, the Yemeni Prime Minister also met with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. During the meeting, the humanitarian crisis and security issues in Yemen were at the top of the agenda.
The UAE withdrew from the Saudi-led Arap Coalition, a military coalition fighting against the Iranian-supported Houthi group, in 2019. Since then, it has reportedly maintained its influence through local groups, including the Southern Transitional Council, which is particularly influential over the strategically significant regions in the southern part of the war-torn country.