ABU DHABI, 27th February, 2015-Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said that the UAE has decided its Embassy would resume work in city of Aden, Yemen.
He said in a statement that this decision comes to consolidate the constitutional legitimacy in the sisterly state of Yemen represented in President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi, his government, the GCC Initiative and agreed political process in accordance to the recent GCC Foreign Ministers’ statement and the United Nations Security Council resolution No. 2201, as well as Yemeni consensus through the inclusive political dialogue.
Dr. Gargash reiterated the UAE’s absolute rejection to the Houthi coup d’etat and subsequent arbitrary measures on the legitimacy, noting that the security and stability of Yemen “is through restoration of the legitimacy and political process that resulted from the GCC Initiative to preserve the national unity and stability of Yemen .”
The relocation of the Saudi an UAE embassies to Aden, Yemen’s economic hub, underlines the Gulf states’ support for Hadi.
Both the UAE and Saudi Arabia joined Western states earlier this month in evacuating their embassies in Sanaa following a power grab by the Houthis, who now control the capital city.