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Hadi Praises Riyadh's Support Against Anti-Yemen Militias

Hadi Praises Riyadh's Support Against Anti-Yemen Militias

Sunday, 21 January, 2018 - 12:30
The Yemeni President meets with Ambassador Mohammed Al Jaber in Riyadh (Saba news agency)

Yemen’s internationally-recognized President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi praised the generous Saudi support on Saturday, positively reviewing the kingdom’s stances on all levels and circumstances.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stands with Yemen in peace and at war in the face of tyrants and nation enemies, Hadi said.

This came during a meeting with the Saudi ambassador to Yemen Mohamed Al Jaber, appointed as the general supervisor of reconstruction efforts in Yemen, who stressed the depth of ties between the two brotherly nations, reported Yemen’s official Saba news agency.

During the meeting, Hadi hailed “the generous support provided by Saudi Arabia to Yemen in all areas, under various circumstances, reaching out to both its leadership and people to overcome the challenges and present reality.”

Atop all support, Hadi showed most appreciation for the Saudi efforts spent in curbing the Iran-allied Houthis militias along with their expansionist ambitions.

Hadi appreciated the generous $2 billion bailout ordered by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a deposit to shore Yemen's currency, Riyal.

Jaber briefed Hadi on his recent visit to Aden and arrangements there for a major humanitarian aid operation that the kingdom will launch soon.

The Kingdom was keen on supporting the Yemeni people in the face of Iran's expansionist project, in addition, to support for the national economy, Jaber said.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia wants a strong, secure and prosperous Yemen, while the Houthis and Iran want a weak, chaotic, poor and insecure place,” he added.

“The Saudi $2 billion deposit it has pumped into the Central Bank of Yemen comes within the framework of the kingdom's keenness on supporting the Yemeni people and their capabilities.”

Saudi Arabia is leading the Arab Coalition that has been backing Yemen's internationally recognized government against the Iran-backed Houthis who abandoned Yemen's historical National Dialogue and drowned the country into an unprecedented conflict with untold miseries.

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