UAE Delivers 12 Vehicles to Yemen’s Coast Guard

Al Arabiya Photo: WAM WAM17.11.2016 UAE
UAE Delivers 12 Vehicles to Yemen’s Coast Guard

UAE Delivers 12 Vehicles to Yemen’s Coast Guard

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The UAE has delivered 12 vehicles to the Coast Guard in Hadramout to boost the security efficiency of the security institutions and sectors to normalize life in the liberated governorates, UAE national news agency WAM reported.

Commander of the Elite Coast Guards in Hadramaut, Major Mohammed Baessa, expressed his gratitude to the UAE for its continued support to the various security sectors in Hadramout.

“The UAE had already delivered a number of naval vessels equipped with the latest tools and equipment to the Coast Guards. These new vehicles will help overcome the obstacles and difficulties face by the Coast Guards forces to perform their duty of maintaining security and stability,” he added.

Meanwhile, Yemeni Foreign Minister Al-Mekhlafi said Tuesday that his government was not consulted on the cessation of hostilities deal announced in the same day by US Secretary of State John Kerry, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

Mekhlafi criticized the agreement saying it will jeopardize prospects of reaching peace between Yemen’s warring sides.

“The government was not aware of nor is it interested in what Secretary Kerry announced, which represents a desire to scuttle peace efforts by trying to reach an agreement with the Houthis apart from the government,” Mekhlafi wrote on his official twitter page.

Mekhlafi made his statement after Kerry said the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen and the Arab Coalition have agreed to cessation of hostilities starting on November 17.

Speaking to journalists at the end of a visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kerry added that all parties to the conflict have also agreed to work to set up a Yemeni national unity government by the end of the year.

The coalition has been engaged in a bombing campaign against the Houthis and their allies since March 2015, and the militias have targeted their air bases.



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