Yemen PM arrives in Cairo, to meet with Sisi

Yemeni PM Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr has arrived in Cairo to meet with Egyptian official. Bin Daghr said in a statement that Yemen is “keen” to “activate relations” with the Egyptian government. (File photo: Reuters)

Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr has arrived in Cairo to meet with Egyptian officials, including President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, reported the state news agency MENA on Sunday.

Bin Daghr said in a statement that Yemen is “keen” to “activate relations” with the Egyptian government through talks with Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail.

He also hailed Cairo’s support to the “legitimate” leadership of Yemen’s President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi and its participation in the Saudi-led Arab Coalition fighting Iran-backed Houthi militias.

Saudi Arabia formed the coalition and launched a campaign of air strikes in March 2015 to push the Houthis back. The Houthis attempted a coup to topple Hadi’s internationally recognized government.

The premier’s visit to Cairo comes after peace talks between Yemen’s warring sides in Kuwait failed to bring a breakthrough in early August.

UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh, Ahmed, however, said negotiation between the two sides will resume within a month.

The UN envoy said the location for the next round of Yemeni peace talks will be decided later.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47
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