RIYADH, Jan 3 (KUNA) -- Yemeni President Abd Rabbou Mansour Hadi asserted that his country stands by Saudi Arabia in the Kingdom's efforts to combat terrorism, Saudi News Agency (SPA) reported on Sunday.
According to SPA, Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz had received a letter from the Yemeni president, assuring him of Yemen's unwavering support of anti-terrorism measures taken by the Kingdom.
On Saturday, Saudi Arabia announced it had executed 47 people convicted of terrorism-related crimes, 45 of which were Saudi nationals, an Egyptian and a Chadian.
"Saudi Arabia reserves the right to protect the security of its people," Hadi said.
Yemen continues to suffer from the effects of terrorism, which claimed scores of innocent lives and caused the economy to plummet, the Yemeni President added.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian Presidency reaffirmed support Sunday of Saudi Arabia's fight against terrorism.
In a press statement carried by Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA), Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he "welcomes King Salman's invitation for Palestine to join the Saudi led Islamic alliance to combat terrorism."
Abbas had recently met with the Saudi King where he assured Abbas of the Kingdom's persistent support of the Palestinian cause. (end)