Trilateral UAE-Saudi-Yemen committee holds first meeting

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. (File photo: AFP)

The trilateral high UAE-Saudi-Yemen 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 between the political leaders of the three member states, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The committee discussed its agenda for security action and progress of military operations being conducted in Yemen to liberate all Yemeni territory from militias loyal to the Houthis and former leader Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Recommendations made during the meeting were approved unanimously by members of the committee, SPA reported, and noted that the committee will hold regular meetings from now on.

The committee also expressed appreciation of directives issued by the leaders from Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen to “upgrade co-operation and co-ordination within the Arab Coalition supporting the legitimate government of Yemen”.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50