Crown Prince, Yemeni Prime Minister chair meeting of Coordination Council

February 28, 2010

Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz and Yemeni Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Mujawar chaired the 19th session of the Saudi-Yemeni Coordination Council held at the Crown Prince’s palace in Riyadh yesterday.

During his remarks, Crown Prince Sultan noted the strong “ties of faith, neighborhood, kinship and common destiny” between Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Recalling the violence that spilled over Saudi Arabia’s southern border from Yemen earlier this year, the Crown Prince stressed that the two countries must work together to achieve “comprehensive security.” The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz “hoped not to shed blood” and wished that “all powers be directed to building schools, institutes and hospitals to improve education, health and living standards of the citizens of both countries,” said the Crown Prince. However, “The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques made it clear that there is no room for complacency with whoever intends to tamper with the security and stability of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

Noting the Yemeni Donors’ Conference also held yesterday in Riyadh, the Crown Prince reiterated the Kingdom’s commitment to assisting Yemen’s development process and mobilizing international support for it.