Close cooperation between Saudi Arabia and UAE is cornerstone of regional stability, says Saudi Deputy Defense Minister

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Riyadh — The close cooperation between Saudi Arabia and UAE in various fields is the cornerstone of regional stability, Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman said on Monday amidst the rumors that Saudi Arabia and UAE are divided over Yemen.

Prince Khalid tweeted, “The strong brotherly relations between the Kingdom and the UAE, and their leaderships, may God protect them, and the close cooperation between the two countries in various fields, is the cornerstone for the security, stability and prosperity of the region, in the face of projects of extremism, chaos, sedition and division.”

Recently, Arab Coalition spokesperson Colonel Turki al-Maliki announced that a joint committee has been formed between Saudi Arabia and UAE to stabilize ceasefire in Shabwa and Abyan areas of Yemen.

“Today, we work together with our brothers in the UAE to achieve security and stability in Aden, Shabwa and Abyan, and we will continue to unify our fronts and join our words to face the terrorist threat, whether it be the Iranian-backed Houthis or al-Qaeda and ISIS,” Prince Khalid added.

“Internal dialogue, not infighting, is the only way to resolve Yemen’s internal differences. There is a distinction between those who disagree for the sake of the interest of their country and to find ways to provide a decent life for the Yemeni citizen, and between those fighting the Yemenis – the origin of Arabs – for the sake of fawning and getting close to the Wilayat-al-Faqih and the project of the Iranian terrorist regime in the region,” Prince Khalid said.

He reiterated that Saudi Arabia and UAE will continue supporting Yemeni people to restore the legitimate Yemeni sovereignty.