January 15, 2012
DUBAI - Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum received at his Zabeel Palace this evening Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Saleh Basendwa and his accompanying delegation.
Shaeikh Mohammed and Basendwa discussed during their meeting bilateral relations and ways to enhance them. They also reviewed latest developments in Yemen, following success of the GCC-brokered initiative which led to an amicable agreement among all parties to hold parliamentary elections next month.
The Yemeni Prime Minister praised the GCC countries’ efforts and underlined UAE’s “positive and proactive role” in the successful reconciliation endeavours.
He also expressed Yemen’sgratitude to the UAE for continuous support to the Yemeni people and for contribution in the economic and social development projects there.
Sheikh Mohammed reaffirmed UAE’s stand beside Yemen and, as well as support to its security and stability.
The meeting was attended by Dubai Crown Prince Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Deputy Ruler Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Speaker of the Federal National Council Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority & President of the Emirates Airlines Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Shaikhs, senior officials and diplomats.