The Egyptian authorities announced their full support and standing by the legitimate Yemeni government, which represents the Yemeni state, its independence, unity and territorial integrity, and his country’s rejection of external interference in Yemen.
This came during a meeting of Prime Minister Maeen Abdul-Malik with his Egyptian counterpart, Mustafa Madbouly, during an official visit of a Yemeni government delegation to Cairo.
Madbouly stressed that Egypt refuses to prejudice the freedom and security of navigation in the Red Sea and the Bab al-Mandab Strait, and stresses the need not to prejudice this vital navigational artery that affects regional and international security and stability.
The Egyptian Prime Minister also affirmed his country’s keenness to coordinate efforts between the countries bordering the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden in the process of securing navigation through the Bab al-Mandab strait.
He expressed Egypt’s condemnation of the terrorist attack that targeted the convoy of the Minister of Agriculture and the Governor of Aden in the temporary Yemeni capital, Aden.
In the meeting, Madbouly reiterated his country’s commitment to support the Yemeni government formed in implementation of the “Riyadh” agreement under the auspices of Saudi Arabia, to carry out its national duties towards the Yemeni people.