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Yemeni Vice President General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar (C) shakes hands with army officers as he visits military barracks in the eastern city of Marib on August 15, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ABDULLAH AL-QADRY

Jeddah, Aden- An agreement has been reached in Jeddah in coordination with the United Arab Emirates to establish a high joint committee headed by Yemen and consisting of Saudi and UAE membership in order to enhance coordination among them, discuss obstacles hindering mutual goals and the interest of the Yemeni legitimacy and its supporting coalition, put an end to the coup and fight terrorism and crime, an official reported to Yemeni News Agency (Saba).

The trilateral high UAE-Saudi-Yemeni committee, chaired by Yemeni Vice President Lt. General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, held its first meeting in Jeddah to discuss its work and recent contacts made among the political leaders of the three member states.

The committee expressed appreciation for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for his honorable stances and continuous support to the joint work.

It also discussed its agenda for security action and progress of military operations being conducted in Yemen to liberate all Yemeni territory from rebels. Recommendations made during the meeting were approved unanimously by the members.

Yemeni observers described the committee as a “significant step”.

Information Counselor at Yemeni Embassy in Cairo Baligh Mekhlafi said that the “agreement will contribute to developing coordination in operations and tackling any issues that might occur.”

He added to Asharq Al-Awsat that: “Operations are divided into two types: military operations to liberate remaining regions ruled by militias and others to restore stability and development in the liberated regions as well as to fight terrorism and crime. This requires a high level of coordination to guarantee the realization of mutual goals and interests.”