The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) secretary-general Flys back home after today’s short visit to Aden. Abdulatif Al-Zayani met with President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, aimed at stabilising the political situation in Yemen.
Al-Zayani reiterated the GCC support for Yemen`s beleaguered president against the Houthi rebels.
He “stressed the support of GCC members for… the Yemeni president,” said a statement from bloc, which groups Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Zayani, accompanied by a delegation of Gulf ambassadors, told reporters after the meeting that Gulf leaders are “very happy about Hadi`s exit from Sanaa and his arrival safely in Aden.”
And he said the GCC will keep up efforts “to enhance security and stability in Yemen, and to support the brotherly Yemeni people to overcome the difficult situation it endures.”
The GCC has already voiced its support for Hadi in his dispute with the Houthi rebels , which overran Sana`a in September.
The GCC members rejected as a coup the Houthi move against Hadi, and the UN Security Council urged the militia to withdraw its forces from government institutions.