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Sudan reiterates support for legitimacy in Yemen

Xinhua, November 15, 2016 Adjust font size:

Sudan on Monday reiterated its support for legitimacy in Yemen together with its continued active participation in the Saudi-led Arab alliance against the Houthi rebel group in Yemen.

Joint talks between Sudan and Yemen were held in Khartoum on Monday, chaired by the Sudanese First Vice-President Bakri Hassan Saleh and his Yemeni counterpart Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar who arrived in Khartoum on Sunday.

"The talks reviewed bilateral ties, joint issues and the situation in Yemen," Sudan's State Minister for Foreign Affairs Obeid-Allah Mohamed Obeid-Allah told reporters following the talks.

"Sudan reiterated its support for the legitimacy in Yemen and continuation of its participation in the Saudi-led Arab alliance to restore legitimacy in Yemen," he noted.

As for Yemeni vice-president Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, he expressed his country's appreciation for Sudan's stance toward Yemeni issues.

"Sudan's participation in the Arab alliance to restore the legitimacy in Yemen is a stance that the Yemeni people will not forget," said al-Ahmar.

He added that "we commend the decisions made by Sudan which consider the current situations in Yemen together with its stances towards the Yemeni citizens including exempting them from entry visas and equally treating the Yemeni students like their Sudanese counterparts."

Al-Ahmar is expected to hold further meetings on Tuesday with a number of Sudanese officials and to visit injured Yemenis as well as Yemeni students in Sudan. Endit