The United Arab Emirates welcomed on Tuesday the signing of the Riyadh Agreement, underlining its support for all efforts that serve the interests of the people of Yemen.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz sponsored the signing of the agreement between the legitimate government and Southern Transitional Council (STC) that took place in the Saudi capital on Tuesday. The ceremony was attended by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and STC chief Aidarous al-Zubaidi and several senior officials.
A statement by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation commended the wisdom of King Salman bin Abdulaziz for playing an essential role in bringing various Yemeni parties to the negotiating table and reaching this critical agreement that strengthens their efforts to confront the threats targeting Yemen.
The statement also expressed appreciation for the positive and constructive role played by Saudi Arabia in Yemen, where the Kingdom represents a central pillar of security for Arab and Gulf states.
The statement underscored the importance of cooperation between Yemeni forces and their prioritization of the higher national interest to confront threats against their country, namely from the Iran-backed Houthi militias.
The statement called for the unification of efforts by the international community to support Yemen to bolster its stability and contribute to developing its economy.
The UAE reaffirmed its commitment to standing with the Yemeni people and supporting their legitimate ambitions in fostering security and peace against the backdrop of a political climate that encourages all efforts in service of the region’s peoples.
The UAE also praised the Saudi-led Arab coalition and its role in preserving the region’s security, stability and prosperity and emphasized its commitment to the alliance.