Saudi king receives Yemen’s Hadi in Jeddah

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz receives Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi at the Royal Court at Al-Salam Palace on Monday Oct. 5, 2015. (SPA)

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Monday received Yemeni President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi in Jeddah where they discussed the latest developments in the conflict-hit country.

King Salman congratulated Hadi on his return, along with his country’s legitimate cabinet, to the city of Aden last month, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The king also reemphasized Saudi Arabia’s full support for Yemen and its legitimate government, SPA added.

For his part, Hadi thanked the Saudi king “for standing by the side of the Yemeni people and their legitimate government,” the agency said.

He also thanked the kingdom “for providing all forms of assistance and support for the achievement of Yemen's security and stability.”

Last month, the Yemeni president returned to Aden after six months of exile in Saudi Arabia.

He fled Aden late March as Iranian-backed Houthi militias advanced into the city, prompting an Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia to launch airstrikes on Yemen.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45