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UAE minister calls Saudi-UAE coalition a strategic necessity in Yemen

August 25, 2019 at 4:15 pm

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, 19 June 2018 [WAM]

The United Arab Emirates’ minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, said late on Saturday that “the Saudi-UAE coalition is a strategic necessity in light of the surrounding challenges, and Yemen is a clear example”, Reuters reports.

“As a result of our strategic relationship with Saudi Arabia, it is the one deciding whether to continue our role in supporting stability inYemen within the Arab coalition or not,” Gargash said in another tweet.

“Our engagement with Riyadh is ontological and more comprehensive, especially in the surrounding difficult circumstances and in light of our firm conviction of Riyadh’s pivotal and leading role.”

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