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Sisi rejects military coup in Yemen

August 16, 2016 at 11:28 am

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has apparently rejected the military coup in Yemen and reiterated his support for the “legitimacy” of President Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi, Anadolu reported on Monday.

Sisi commented on the Yemeni situation in the presence of Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid Bin Dagher, during the Yemeni official’s visit to Cairo on Monday. “Sisi renewed his support to the loyal efforts being exerted by the legitimate government to retake the state and end the coup,” reported Saba, the official Yemeni news agency.

The Egyptian president — who came to power through a military coup initiated by himself — also noted that his country would remain standing “side by side with the Gulf States and the other Arab countries in the Arab Coalition to support legitimacy in Yemen until the coalition has achieved all of its goals.” He stressed the importance of regaining stability in Yemen and ending the suffering of the people.

The Yemeni delegation thanked Egypt for its support against the coup, as well as its active partnership in the coalition.

According to Saba, the two officials also discussed mutual cooperation in fishing and other maritime interests in the Red Sea and the Strait of Bab El-Mandeb.