Islamabad, March 13, 2017 (PPI-OT):President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Muslim countries should work in unison for attaining progress and stability by avoiding mutual differences. The President said this while talking to Abdulmalik Abduljalil Al-Mekhlafi, Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yemen who along-with a delegation called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Monday. Mohammed Motahar Alashabi, Ambassador of Yemen to Pakistan, and Acting Foreign Secretary Muhammad Waheed ul Hasan were also present on the occasion.
The President said that war has badly affected Yemen and expressed optimism that peace will soon be resorted in the country. The President said that Pakistan wants to contribute in the progress and stability of Yemen and desires that peace be restored soon in the country. He stated that Pakistan supports the efforts of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi for peace in the country and regards him as the legitimate leader adding that Pakistan will continue to support him. He added that Pakistan will continue to support Yemen for peace and progress in the region.
The President expressed gratitude for the cooperation that had been extended by Yemen in evacuation of thousands of Pakistani nationals from the country. The President hoped that Yemeni government will continue to play its role in ensuring safe return of Pakistanis to the country.
The President stated that Pakistan has declared assistance for repatriation of Yemeni people affected by war adding that the aid will be provided as per aspiration of Yemeni government. He added that people of Yemen possess great abilities and they will have to work together for progress of their country by keeping aside their differences.
The President stated that brotherly relations between the two countries are based on mutual cooperation, friendship and trust and called for further deepening bilateral relations. Abdulmalik Abduljalil Al-Mekhlafi, Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yemen said that his country accords great importance to his relations with Pakistan adding that his government will welcome Pakistanis returning to Yemen.
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