By NY Staff
New Yemen’s President Abdrabuh Mansuor Hadi Left Sana’a to Riyadh this Monday.This is the first foreign trip for Hadi since being elected last month in a purpose to meet Saudi King Abdullah, the SPA state news agency reported.
Their discussions touched on bilateral and regional issues, the report said without elaborating.
The visit comes at a time of political uncertainty in Yemen, where Hadi last month replaced the former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who stepped down after 33 years at the helm following a year-long uprising end with the gulf initiative.
Saudi Arabia played a crucial role in forging the Gulf-brokered accord that paved the way for Saleh’s departure.
The oil-rich kingdom is also a key provider of aid to its impoverished neighbour, and is due to host the next “Friends of Yemen” meeting of donor countries.
Britain’s foreign ministry said on its website that the meeting in Riyadh will take place on May 23.
King Abduulah announced to grant Yemen oil for the next two months . Saudia Arabia is the major player to safe Yemen over come the ongoing political and economic challenges.
The forum was set up at an international conference in London in January 2010 to help Sanaa combat a resurgent threat from Al-Qaeda in the ancestral homeland of slain jihadist leader Osama bin Laden, as well as other security challenges.
Donor representatives meeting for preparatory talks in Riyadh last week heard of growing concern about Yemen’s aid situation, which a senior official from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council said was being “seriously hampered” by the political crisis.