JEDDAH, April 26 (KUNA) -- Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al-Nahyan held talks with Saudi Defense Minister Prince Mohammad bin Salman, in Taef Sunday, on the situation in Yemen and regional developments in general.
Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed, also Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE's armed forces, and Prince Mohammad discussed details of operations Renewal of Hope which aimed at rebuilding Yemen and providing aid for the Yemenis, official SPA news agency reported.
Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed visited King Fahad Airbase in Taef and met with the UAE forces participating in the Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting Houthi militias with the aim of protecting the Yemeni people and restoring of legitimacy.
He also visited the Fifth Squadron in the Airbase and was briefed about the operations carried out by the UAE's fighter jets.
Sheikh Mohammad left King Fahad Airbase in Taef.
He was accompanied during his visit by a senior delegation including Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad Al-Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Mohammad Al-Murr, Chairman of the Federal National Council, Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, National Security Adviser, Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Deputy National Security Advisor.

Meanwhile, UAE news agency (WAM) quoted Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed as saying during his Taef visit as saying that the Arab national security was "inseparable, and should be preserved through collective framework and common vision." He underlined that "our sole option is to emerge victorious in the test in Yemen" for the sake of the region and Arab world.
He said operation Renewal of Hope sought through political and development aspects to restore legitimacy that preserves Yemen unity and political process, which was overthrown by coup d'etat launched by the Houthi militias.
Sheikh Mohammad said the political process would create an inclusive consensus and contribute to cracking down on violence.
"We are convinced that the vast majority of the people of Yemen share these goals," to ultimately establish a modern civil rule thus reflect positively on security and stability of Yemen and entire region, he said.
Sheikh Mohammad praised Saudi King Salman's "insightful vision" and his resolve to protect the regional countries by launching Operation Decisive Storm.
He said the United Arab Emirates would not turn a blind eye at any developments undermining the Arab national security "We have to build an advanced political, military, and development framework to notch our position in the region and the world as well," he said.
"It is imperative to take effective steps that will enable us to attain superiority, decisive deterrence, and continue to build, develop and create qualified human resource cadres that can be the backbone of our region," he said. (pickup previous) bs