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Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Receives Members of the Yemeni House of Representatives Loyal to the Legitimate Government (SPA)

Jeddah– Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Mohammed bin Salman received at al-Salam Palace a group of Yemeni members of parliament loyal to the legitimate and internationally-recognized government.

Speaker of Yemeni Shura Council Abdullah al-Sheikh delivered a speech describing the importance of the meeting which reflects the renewal of brotherly relations between people of both countries.

Sheikh hailed the sacrifices of the Yemeni people to restore stability, security, and independence in their country, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The Speaker praised efforts of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman aiming to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people.

He pointed out that the Kingdom has been on top of the list of donor countries to Yemen for the past thirty years. It also ranked first in the world in providing relief and humanitarian assistance to Yemen since the beginning of the coup through the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief), added SPA.

On behalf of the lawmakers, Yemeni MP Mohammed al-Shaddadi delivered a speech thanking the Kingdom under the leadership of King Salman for supporting the Republic of Yemen, through leading the Arab coalition.

He stressed that the efforts of KSRelief have the greatest impact because Yemenis have experienced difficult conditions as a result of the coup.

MP Shaddadi stated that everyone believes the Saudi-led coalition will continue to support the National Army and the popular resistance until the liberation of Yemeni territories. He stated that the natural situation for Yemen is to be part of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), adding that it has become a necessity to help the country rejoin the council.

Shaddadi strongly condemned the intervention of some countries in the affairs of Yemen. He also criticized some international organizations and personalities for supporting and siding with the insurgents.

Shaddadi confirmed Yemen’s support to the efforts of UN Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.

The meeting was attended by Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of State and Member of the Cabinet Musaed al-Aiban, Head of the General Intelligence Khalid al-Humaidan, Assistant Minister of Defense Mohammad al-Ayash, Chief of the General Staff Abdul Rahman al-Bunyan, Deputy Head of the General Intelligence and Ahmed Asiri and Commanding Officer of the Ground Forces and the Commander of the Joint Forces Prince Fahad bin Turki bin Abdulaziz.

In other news, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman presided the meeting of the Political and Security Affairs Council.

During the meeting, the council listened to a political and security briefing on a number of topics, and discussed recent developments on the regional and international arenas.