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Tue - 13 Aug 2019 - 12:10 AM ،،،

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia,received on Monday at Al Mina Palace in Makkah, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Emirates news agency (WAM) reported.

The two sides discussed current ties between the UAE and Saudi Arabia, and exchanged views on regional and international developments, as well as current regional challenges.

Sheikh Mohamed said that Saudi Arabia is a key pillar to regional security and stability, noting that the ties between the UAE and the Kingdom are strong, and will continue to be strong, as they are based on robust foundations and shared values, policies, and interests that bring the two peoples of the two nations together.

The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince affirmed that the UAE and Saudi Arabia call on conflicting Yemeni parties to prioritise dialogue and reason for the interest of Yemen and its people, expressing his appreciation for the wisdom shown by the Saudi leadership in inviting Yemeni parties in Aden to hold talks. This call, His Highness continued, embodies the common concern for Yemen's stability, and represents an important framework to defuse tensions, and achieve solidarity among the people of Yemen.

Dialogue is the only way to resolve differences between Yemenis, Sheikh Mohamed stressed, calling on Yemeni parties to seize this opportunity, and carry out talks to reach a consensus that is in the best interest of Yemen and its people.

President Abd Rabbu Hadi held talks with the Saudi King and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday to discuss the situation, the state-run SPA news agency reported.

The President of the Southern Transitional Council, Supreme Commander of the Southern Forces, Maj. Gen. Aidroos Qassem Al-Zubaidi explained in a televised speech on Sunday, the position of the Southern Transitional Council with regard to the chain of events that occurred in Aden from 1 to 11 August 2019.

President Al-Zubaidi also confirmed the STC readiness to attend the meeting called by Saudi Arabia on the recent developments in Aden in an open and transparent manner, adding that the STC forces are fully committed to the ceasefire declared by the Arab Coalition Forces Command.