• Sheikh Mohamed and Rashad Al Alimi discussed the UAE and Yemen's bilateral ties
  • The UAE president reaffirmed the country's commitment to supporting Yemen and its people
  • Al Alimi thanked Sheikh Mohamed and wished the UAE stability and development

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan welcomed Yemen's Presidential Leadership Council Chairman Rashad Al Alimi to the UAE. Al Alimi visited the country to discuss bilateral relations between the UAE and Yemen and other issues of mutual interest.

The leaders held the meeting at Qasr Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi, where Sheikh Mohamed officially received Al Alimi, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.

In attendance were UAE Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Zayed Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation Board of Trustees Chairman Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Ministry of the Interior and Deputy Prime Minister Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan; and officials of Yemen's Presidential Leadership Council accompanying Al Alimi.

During the meeting, the UAE President expressed his well-wishes for the people of Yemen in celebration of the country's National Day on May 22, wishing them prosperity and progress. He also reiterated the UAE's commitment to supporting Yemen and its people as they aspire to peace and development, according to The National News.

For his part, Yemen's Presidential Leadership Council Chairman expressed his gratitude to Sheikh Mohamed for his warm welcome. He also thanked the UAE for supporting Yemen and its people and wished the country stability and further development.

It was not the first time officials from the UAE and Yemen discussed bilateral relations between the two nations. Earlier this month, Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak also met with UAE Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Al-Zaabi in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to discuss "bilateral relations, ways of developing them and coordinating positions on issues of common concern."

During the meeting, Al-Zaabi also reaffirmed the UAE's support for the leadership of the Presidential Leadership Council and all initiatives made for the security and stability of Yemenis. He then expressed the country's support for the efforts made by the United Nations to resolve the ongoing crisis in Yemen.

In December 2022, the UAE also signed a military cooperation and counter-terrorism agreement with Yemen to enhance military and security coordination between the two countries, serving the interests of Emiratis and Yemenis.

Fighters loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed government man a position near al-Jawba front line, facing Iran-backed Huthi rebels, in the northeastern province of Marib