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UAE expresses support to Saudi efforts to achieve stability in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates expressed on Saturday its support for the efforts made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to achieve stability in Yemen.

“Al Arabiya ” account on Twitter quoted a statement from the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “We support all Saudi efforts to achieve security and stability in Yemen.”

Earlier today, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan welcomed the appointment of Hans Grundberg as the United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen.

In a tweet through his official account on the “Twitter” website, he stressed that Saudi Arabia will continue to support efforts to reach a political solution to the Yemeni crisis.

For nearly seven years, Yemen has witnessed violent battles between the Ansar Allah group and allied forces on the one hand, and the Yemeni army affiliated with the internationally recognized government backed by an Arab military coalition led by Saudi Arabia on the other hand to restore vast areas controlled by the group, including the capital, Sanaa, in the center of the country in late 2014.

The ongoing conflict in Yemen and other related causes has claimed the lives of 233,000 people, while 80 percent of the population of 30 million people has become dependent on aid, in the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, according to what the United Nations announced last December.

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