Saudi Arabia's King and Crown Prince meet bin Zayed in Mecca to discuss the situation in Yemen

Saudi Arabia's King and Crown Prince meet bin Zayed in Mecca to discuss the situation in Yemen

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met today with Abu Dhabi-era King Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the Official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said, adding that they discussed the situation on the Yemeni scene and efforts towards it in order to achieve its security and stability.

According to the agency, the two meetings were attended by Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz, Minister of State, Member of the Council of Ministers, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior, Chairman of the Supreme Hajj Committee, Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Minister of National Guard, and Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Defense and Head of General Intelligence, Mr. Khalid Al-Humidan.

On the UAE side, Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor, Deputy Secretary General of the Supreme Council for National Security, Mr. Ali bin Hamad al-Shamsi, and Sheikh Shakhbut bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, UAE Ambassador to the Kingdom.

The meetings came days after fighters of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) staged a military coup against Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in Yemen’s interim capital, Aden.

The agency did not give further details about the meetings, which came one day after a bilateral summit between Saudi King Salman bin AbdulAziz and Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, attended by senior officials of the two countries, and discussed the "unfortunate events that have taken place in Aden."

According to Saba news agency, King Salman reiterated the kingdom's rejection of the STC 's practices targeting the state's military, security and civilian institutions and their rejection of anything that would undermine state institutions."

The meetings were preceded by a media exchange between Saudi and Emirati figures against the backdrop of the "Aden coup", and this was manifested on social media pages, while Emirati tweeters were attacking the legitimacy of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and supporting the coup d'état of the Council. In transition, Saudi writers and were on the contrary, and the UAE was accused of blasphemy in Saudi Arabia.

In a Reuters report, she said the capture of Aden by UAE-backed separatists would put Saudi Arabia in a difficult position to maintain the cohesion of a military alliance fighting the Iranian-allied Houthis.

The Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen’s government responded on Sunday, saying it attacked one of the targets after threatening to act unless Council forces stopped firing.

Reuters described the two sides as nominal allies of the coalition fighting the Houthis who drove Hadi's government out of the capital Sanaa in 2014. But their objectives are conflicting."

Reuters asked: Did the Saudi-UAE alliance in Yemen break up? answering: The alliance did not disintegrate but cracked.

While Riyadh called for an emergency summit in Saudi Arabia to contain the crisis, the UAE has asked UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths to put pressure on both sides.

Elizabeth kindle the professor in Oxford university said  "The use of separatist armed groups from across the South... It was always a kind of fire play. It is surprising that the UAE says that it is the UN special envoy who has to solve the problem."

The Saudi-led coalition demanded an immediate ceasefire and the immediate return of all military components and formations from the transitional and security belt forces immediately to their positions and withdraw from the positions they have captured in the past days, and not to harm public and private property, as he called for Coming to the Kingdom for dialogue and resolving the dispute."

Despite media reports of the response of the "transitional" to these calls and the beginning of its withdrawal from some sites, military and field sources as well as the statements of the leaders of the Transitional Council confirmed that there was no withdrawal but their reaction was closer to the challenge and promised more wars and control elsewhere South.

So far, no results have been released about the meeting and what has been agreed upon, but it will appear on the ground by confirming or retracting the coup.

Saudi media quoted Mohammed bin Zayed as saying that the Coalition for The Support of Legitimacy stood firm against the attempt to kidnap Yemen, and that the UAE and Saudi Arabia are in the same trench in the face of forces that threaten the security of the region.

He added that "Saudi Arabia is the main pillar of the security and stability of the region and the valve of its security in the face of the dangers and threats to which it is exposed, because of the great weight and influence represented by the Kingdom on the regional and international arenas, and the characteristics of its policy under the leadership of the custodian of the two holy mosques King Salman bin Abdul Dear Al Saud, of wisdom, balance and determination at the same time."

He stressed, according to al-Arabiya, that "the relations between the United Arab Emirates and our sister Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have been and will continue to be solid relations, because they are based on solid foundations of brotherhood, solidarity and common destiny, in addition to the political will of the leadership of the two countries. The two brothers and their peoples have the bonds of brotherhood and the bonds of love and appreciation."

He pointed out that the UAE and Saudi Arabia stand together, strongly and persistently, in the face of forces that threaten the security of the countries of the region and the right of their peoples to development, progress and prosperity.

He said: The Arab Alliance for the Restoration of Legitimacy in Yemen, led by our sister Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has played a historic role since its formation in 2015 and stood firm against the attempt to kidnap Yemen, and has worked and continues to work for Yemen whose people enjoy development and progress, and the Arab alliance will remain on the side of the brotherly Yemeni people. Everything that serves its interests in its present and future.

The consensus between the two countries confirmed the immediate demand of the Yemeni parties in dispute to give priority to the language of dialogue, reason and the interest of Yemen, expressing great appreciation for the wisdom shown by Saudi Arabia in inviting the Yemeni parties in Aden to dialogue in the Kingdom, stressing that this call reflects the concern The common denominator on the stability of Yemen, and represents an important framework for defusing sedition and achieving solidarity among the people of the one nation, because dialogue is the only way to settle any differences between Yemenis.

He called on the conflicting Yemeni parties to take the opportunity offered by this generous call for dialogue and to deal positively with it in order to achieve a consensus that is in Yemen's best interests.


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