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In the presence of Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, President Dr. Rashad Al-Alimi, Chairman of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council, and the Vice-President of the Council, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, was received at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques expressed the Kingdom’s keenness and support for the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council during the meeting, wishing them success in achieving security and stability for Yemen and the brotherly Yemeni people.

The President and members of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council wished the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques a blessed Ramadan, noting the Kingdom’s unwavering support for all efforts aimed at achieving peace in Yemen and the region, as well as the well-being and safety of Yemen’s brotherly people.

Who is Rashad Al-Alimi

Rashad Muhammad Al-Alimi, who assumed the presidency of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council, is considered an active figure in the Yemeni situation for more than 40 years, during which he was a witness to many important events and joints in the country’s history.

During the 68 years of his birth, Major General Al-Alimi was one of the most prominent Yemeni officers. He worked as deputy prime minister and was one of the closest statesmen in Saleh’s last days in power.

He held the position of professor at Sana’a University in 1989. He became Director of Security in Taiz Governorate in 1996, then Minister of Interior in 2001, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior in 2006, then Deputy Prime Minister for Defense and Security Affairs in 2008.

In mid-2012, Al-Alimi was able to walk again, after the journey to receive treatment, which he spent between Saudi Arabia and Germany. He was seriously injured in the explosion of the “Al-Nahdin” mosque in the Yemeni presidential house in 2011, alongside President Saleh, amid a wave of the popular protests that took place in the country.

Al-Alimi is a member of the General Committee of the General People’s Congress and a member of the Yemeni National Dialogue Conference. He was appointed as an advisor to the President of the Republic in 2014.

Among the academic qualifications, he obtained was: a Bachelor of Military Sciences from the Police College in Kuwait in 1975. Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts, Sana’a University in 1977. And a Ph.D. in Sociology from Ain Shams University in Cairo in 1988.

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