President Abdrabu Mansour Hadi returned to the capital Sanaa late on Thursday after a short visit to Doha that came in reply to an invitation by Qatar’s emir Hamd bin Khalifa Al Thani , the Yemeni official agency Saba reported.
The visit comes amid big challenges facing the West-backed political transition topped by worsening security and as Yemen is criticizing Iran for spying on it.
On the visit, the two leaders held a Yemeni-Qatari summit and discussed the latest developments on the Yemeni arena with a focus on progress on the GCC-brokered power-transfer deal , its UN-backed implementation mechanism and the UN security council resolution No 2014 on the political settlement, according to Saba.
Hadi briefed the Qatari government on the impact of the 2011 crisis which deepened Yemen’s woes, saying the national economy was largely affected ‘ to the maximum bad level’.
The emir, for his part, assured his country backs Yemen’s stability, security and unity and that it will contribute effectively to the donor meeting on Yemen in the Saudi capital in early September.
“Yemen’s stability is the region’s stability,” he was quoted as saying, adding that Qatar will provide necessary aid to help the country leave the current situation and to help make the political transition a success.
He stressed the importance of the influx of investments to contribute to qualitative improvements to all sector in Yemen, especially recruiting as many Yemeni workers as possible.
“Investment is a key factor for security and stability in Yemen at the moment,” he was quoted as saying.
The Qatari emir ordered to finalize the Khalifa medical city in Taiz city, the Al-Rayyan residential project in Sanaa and Hodeida-Abyan road, Saba said.
He said that his country will bring Yemeni workers for giant projects including the facilities for the 2022 football championship and ordered hundreds of medical and study scholarships for Yemenis, it added.
Furthermore, he emir assured to provide necessary support to the Yemeni electrical sector according to the bilateral agreements, saying “Qatar will complete under-construction power projects and others required in the country”.