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Dust rises after explosions hit Aden airport, upon the arrival of the newly-formed Yemeni government on Wednesday. Reuters

The UAE strongly condemned the cowardly terrorist attack that targeted the airport of the interim Yemeni capital Aden during the arrival of members and ministers of the newly formed Yemeni government to commence its duties in implementation of the Riyadh Agreement.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation stressed that attempts to target the Riyadh Agreement, through attacking the newly formed Yemeni Government, is a diabolic scheme aimed at undermining prospects of security and stability in Yemen and the region. The Ministry reiterated the importance of confronting these subversive attempts with all vigilance and determination.

YemennewCabintYemenis welcome members of the new unity government before explosions rocked the Aden airport. AFP

The Ministry reaffirmed the UAE's strong condemnation of these terror attacks and its categorical rejection of all forms of violence and terrorism aimed at destabilising security and stability in contravention of all religious and humanitarian principles and values.

YemenAirportexplo Security personnel and people react during an attack on Aden airport. Reuters

The ministry stressed that the continuation of such attacks highlights the nature of the dangers facing the region as a result of the Houthi coup, and the efforts of these militias' to undermine security and stability in the region. It further emphasised the determination of the Arab Coalition under the leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to stand by the brotherly Yemeni people and contribute to their stability and security.

Meanhile, Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al Jarwan, President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, has condemned the terrorist attack on Aden Airport, which took place shortly after a plane carrying the newly formed cabinet landed in the interim capital.

The attack resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries, but none of the new ministers was injured.

In a statement, Al Jarwan stressed that the Council, on behalf of its members and partners from around the world, condemns the terror attack that targeted Yemeni government officials, citizens and civilians, noting that it reflects the true image of the Houthi militia, who continue to threaten and undermine Yemen’s peace and development.

Al Jarwan pointed out that the Council always supports Yemen’s government and people, as well as its security, safety and stability, and it strongly condemns such attacks and bombings.

He also urged the international community, on behalf of the Council, to counter all entities that seek to destroy Yemeni people's gains.


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