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Emirati FM says UAE committed to fight in Yemen

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said his country is committed to continue its support of Yemen's internationally recognized government

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The foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates says his country is committed to continue its support of Yemen's internationally recognized government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said after talks with his Cypriot counterpart Monday that the UAE is also "very much committed" to pursuing al-Qaeda in Yemen where the group has taken root because of the lack of government control.

The UAE's military presence in Yemen is part of a Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels and allied troops loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.