His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has congratulated Khaled Bahah, Vice-President of the Republic of Yemen and Prime Minister, on the return of the government to work from the Yemeni city of Aden.
During a telephone conversation, Sheikh Mohamed reiterated the UAE's stance in support of the brothers in Yemen and in support of their legitimate government against rebel groups and to support Yemeni people humanitarianly, developmentally, economically and militarily, until security and stability return to Yemen.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed stressed that the Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, will continue to support and assist Yemen and will not allow rebel groups to exercise aggression in the region.
For his part, the Yemeni Vice President expressed his thanks and appreciation to Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his brotherly feelings towards Yemen, represented by the UAE's historical stance that, he said, the Arabic memory will never forget.
Yemen cabinet returns to Aden from exile
Yemen's Cabinet was back in the country after months spent in self-imposed exile in Saudi Arabia and was working Wednesday out of the southern port city of Aden, a government spokesman said.
The ministers will focus on restoring security and stability to the country, beginning with focusing on security in Aden, Yemen's second-largest city, according to Rajeh Badi, who spoke from Aden.
The ministers and President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi had fled Yemen earlier this year in the face of an advance by Shiite rebels knows as Houthis who captured the country's capital, Sanaa, last September.
Hadi remains in Saudi Arabia, said presidential officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters.
Yemen has been torn by a ferocious war pitting the Houthis and forces fighting for former President Ali Abdullah Saleh against Hadi loyalists, as well as southern separatists, local militias and Sunni extremists.
The conflict escalated in March as a Saudi-led coalition launched airstrikes against the Houthis. With support from the Saudi-led coalition, pro-government forces recently pushed the Houthis out of several key southern areas, including Aden in July.
The Houthis still control Sanaa, and are resisting a push by pro-government forces along several front lines around the country.
ERC continues humanitarian programmes to help Yemeni people
The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) continues to provide humanitarian aid for the relief of the Yemeni people and the reconstruction of the city of Aden, which has been affected as a result of the recent events in Yemen.
The campaign is in implementation of the directives of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and with the follow up of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent.
In a statement, Dr. Muhammad Ateeq Al Falahi, Secretary-General of the ERC, said that the number of families that have benefited from food parcels programmes had reached 11,379.
In addition, the ERC delegation in Yemen has signed maintenance contracts for schools and supply of school equipment including tables, chairs, blackboards, computers, air conditioners and school lockers.
The 54 completed schools will be furnished over the next two days in preparation for the reception of students in their new school year after Eid Al Adha.
Al Falahi pointed out that the ERC's team has distributed 587 food baskets to families in different areas of Aden over the last three days.
Mohamed continues to offer condolences
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, continued offering his condolences today (Wednesday) to the families of UAE soldiers who lost their lives while performing their national duty with the Saudi-led coalition 'Operation Restoring Hope' in support of the legitimate government of Yemen.
Sheikh Mohamed was accompanied by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, and Lt. General Juma Ahmed Al Bowardi, Advisor to the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Sheikh Mohamed visited the mourning majlises of martyr Fahad Ali Mohamed Ahmed in Ajman and martyr Ghalib Amir Saleh Al Marri in Sharjah. He also prayed to Allah the Almighty to rest the martyr in peace, to reward him with Paradise and to grant his family patience and solace.
While talking to the martyrs' family members, Sheikh Mohamed highlighted the bravery of the Emirati martyrs and how they had won the hearts of the UAE people. He also hailed the patience and fortitude exhibited by their families and said the entire nation stood as one under the wise leadership of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Sheikh Mohamed noted that the UAE firmly believes that the country's security is inseparable from the security of other Arab countries.
The UAE will always stand beside brotherly countries in maintaining the security and safety of their peoples.
Poems were recited in praise of the UAE and the leadership and the heroic sacrifices of the country's martyrs.
Sheikh Mohamed has also extended condolences to Saeed Humaid Al Jari Al Ketbi on the death of his son Omar.
During his visit to the family house in Al Dhaid, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed expressed heartfelt sympathy to the father and relatives of the deceased.
He prayed to Allah Almighty to bless the soul of the deceased with mercy in Paradise and bestow patience and forbearance on his family.
Sheikh Mohamed was accompanied by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouie, Undersecretary of the Court of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Staff Lt. General Juma Ahmed Al Bawardi, Military Advisor to the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.