ABU DHABI // The UAE has reopened an embassy in Yemen, only in Aden instead of the capital, Sanaa.
Dr Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said that the UAE has decided its embassy would resume work in safer coastal city instead of the dangerous capital, which has been at the heart of exchanges between the Houthi rebels and the government of president Abdrabu Mansour Hadi.
Dr Gargash said in a statement released on state news agency WAM that the decision has been made to consolidate the constitutional legitimacy of the president’s government and is in accordance with recent discussions among GCC foreign ministers and the United Nations Security Council resolution 2201.
The decision was also made in consensus with the Yemeni government and Dr Gargash reiterated the UAE’s absolute rejection of the Houthi coup, saying that Yemen will become stable and secure “through restoration of legitimacy and political process that resulted from the GCC Initiative to preserve national unity and stability of Yemen”.
The UAE embassy in Sanaa closed on February 14 following similar moves from other countries such as Saudi Arabia, the UK and the United States.
Updated: February 27, 2015 04:00 AM