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Yemen ex-president Saleh's party in Saudi for talks

Crown Prince and Defence Minister of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud [Hakan Göktepe/Anadolu Agency]

A delegation representing Yemen's General People's Congress party, which was founded by late president Ali Abdullah Saleh, has headed to Riyadh to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the New Khaleej reported.

The visit comes after Saleh's son, Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, led extended talks between the Saudi leadership and the party, according to the news site which cited Yemeni news website Al-Mashhad Al-Yemeni.

According to Al-Mashhad Al-Yemeni, Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Zayed has succeeded in convincing Saleh's son that it is important to engage in dialogue with Riyadh, which led to the formation of the delegation.

Ali Abdullah Saleh's murder in December by his former allies, the Iran-backed Houthi group is believed to be bridging the gap between the late former president's party, the General People's Congress, and the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen as both sides are now opposed to the Houthis.

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