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Saudi king, Abu Dhabi crown prince discuss Yemen

August 12, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Sheikh Mohamed meets with King Salman in Mecca on Monday 12 August, 2019 [Saudi Press Agency/Ministry of Presidential Affairs/Twitter]

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdelaziz discussed the situation in Yemen with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nayhan, on Monday, state-run Saudi TV said.

The meeting, in the region of Makkah, came after the Saudi-led coalition intervened in Aden on Sunday in support of the Yemeni government after UAE-backed southern separatists effectively took over the port city, fracturing the alliance that had been battling the Iran-aligned Houthi movement.

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince says UAE and Saudi Arabia agree on calling on warring parties in Aden to safeguard Yemen’s interests.

READ: UAE calls for dialogue to end violence in Yemen’s Aden