Foreign Minister receives Yemeni counterpart

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Manama, Feb. 28 (BNA): Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani received today Yemeni Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak.  


The Minister of Foreign Affairs praised fraternal relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Republic of Yemen, affirming the Kingdom’s keenness to further develop bilateral ties for the benefit of both countries and people. 


He also expressed the Kingdom’s solidarity with the Yemeni government, highlighting its support to restoring legitimacy and liberating the Yemeni territories from the terrorist Houthi militias, defending Yemen’s sovereignty, and combating all foreign interference in Yemen. He also commended the efforts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in implementing the Riyadh Agreement between the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council and structuring a government with political competence. 


For his part, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Republic of Yemen lauded brotherly relations between the two countries, commending Bahrain’s support to Yemen. He also praised the support given by the Gulf Cooperation Council to the Republic of Yemen against the Iran-backed Houthi militias, wishing the Kingdom of Bahrain further progress and prosperity. 


Both sides discussed bilateral cooperation between the two brotherly countries and means of strengthening it in various fields. They also reviewed the latest political developments in the region, in addition to the efforts of the United Nations to reach a political solution to bring peace to Yemen in accordance with international resolutions. 


The meeting was attended by Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for International Affairs, Dr. Shaikh Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Undersecretary for Regional and GCC Affairs, Ambassador Waheed Mubarak Sayyar, the Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Dr. Ali Hasan Al-Ahmadi, and the accompanying delegation of the Yemeni Minister.