Sartaj condoles death of soldiers of UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain in Yemen

Islamabad,September 7: Adviser on National Security Affairs Sartaj Aziz has conveyed his heartfelt condolences of the death of sixty soldiers of Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain in Yemen.

He also shared the grief of the brotherly peoples and the governments of the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kingdom of Bahrain over the attack on their soldiers. A deadly attack on the soldiers of the coalition in Yemen on Friday, 4 September 2015, resulted in the loss of sixty lives, including forty-five from the United Arab Emirates.

In a message, the adviser said that Pakistan has strongly condemned actions by Houthis to overthrow the legitimate government in Yemen led by President Hadi. “We fully support the political objectives of the coalition to restore unconditionally the legitimate government in Yemen and withdrawal of Houthis from the territories seized by them including Sana'a.

He said that Pakistan firmly believed that peaceful settlement of the crisis in Yemen, in accordance with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2216, will significantly contribute to the efforts to promote peace and security in the region.

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