Late Yemeni president Saleh’s son meets with Russian deputy foreign minister
Ahmed Abdullah Saleh, the late Yemeni president’s son Ali Abdullah Saleh, has met with the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov on Friday in the UAE.
During the meeting, Bogdanov extended his condolences to Saleh on the death of his father. The former president was killed by Houthi militia in December of last year.
In 2012, Ahmed, 45, was initially appointed as ambassador to Yemen in Abu Dhabi. However, after the war ignited in Yemen in 2014, Ahmed remained a resident in the UAE.
According to the official Emirates News Agency (WAM), the Russian diplomat also praised the late president’s role in strengthening Yemeni-Russian relations over the years. The Russian government remains in contact with concerned parties to reach a settlement towards the Yemeni crisis, he added.
Meanwhile, Bogdanov reemphasized Russia’s support to the Yemeni people amidst the hardships they are enduring. He also, stressed the role that the General People’s Congress can assume to aid the resolution process.
Similarly, Ahmed extended his thanks to the Russian people and leadership.