JEDDAH — Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, held separate meetings with the US Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS (Daesh), and the Yemeni parliament members at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Tuesday evening.
During the meeting, the Crown Prince and the US Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk discussed the latest developments in the Middle East region, and the efforts made in dealing with them, especially the existing coordination between the Kingdom and the US, within the Global Coalition to Counter Daesh.
The reception was also attended by Prince Khalid Bin Salman, Saudi ambassador to the US, Chief of the Presidency for State Security Lt. Gen. Abdul Aziz Al-Huwairini, Chief of the General Intelligence Khalid Al-Humaidan, and Minister of State for the Arabian Gulf Affairs Thamer Al-Sabhan. The US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Michael Ratney, US Charge d’Affaires to the Kingdom Christopher Henzel and the accompanying delegation were also present.
Also on Tuesday, the Crown Prince received a group of the Yemeni members of parliament loyal to the legitimate government headed by President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Abdullah Al-Sheikh, speaker of the Yemeni Shoura Council, praised Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman for exerting great efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people, saying that the Kingdom tops the list of donor countries to Yemen, over the past 30 years.
He also noted that the Kingdom ranked first in the world in provision of relief and humanitarian assistance to Yemen, since the outbreak of the recent incidents, and referred to the special treatment of Yemeni nationals living in the Kingdom.
On behalf of fellow MPs, Yemeni member of parliament Al-Shaddadi delivered a speech in which they thanked the Kingdom for supporting their brothers in the Republic of Yemen, through leading the Arab Coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen.
He stressed that the efforts of King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Work have the greatest impact in the hearts of Yemenis because of the difficult conditions experienced by Yemen as a result of the coup.
Al-Shaddadi strongly condemned the intervention of some countries in the internal affairs of Yemen and continuation of some international organizations and personalities with taking the side of the pro-coup forces. The meeting was also attended by Minister of Interior Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Saud Bin Naif, Minister of State and Member of the Cabinet Dr. Musaed Al-Aiban, Head of the General Intelligence Khalid Al-Humaidan, Assistant Minister of Defense Mohammad Al-Ayash and Chief of the General Staff Abdul Rahman Al-Bunyan, Deputy Head of the General Intelligence Ahmed Asiri and Prince Fahad Bin Turki, commander of the Ground Forces and commander of the Joint Forces.