Wed 15-03-2017 16:32 PM
ABU DHABI, 15th March, 2017 (WAM) -- Dr. Ahmed Attia, Yemeni Minister of Endowments, praised the role of the UAE in supporting the Yemeni people.
In his statement to the Al Ittihad newspaper, in today’s edition, on the sidelines of his participation in the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs Conference in Cairo, he said that Emirati casualties in Yemen are proof of the UAE’s strong commitment to supporting the Yemeni people.
He said that the UAE has always supported Yemen and its people, and added that the UAE’s role in Yemen cannot be denied. He also noted that the Yemeni people appreciate the UAE’s leadership, government and people, as well as the people of the Gulf countries, for their considerable role in protecting Yemen from foreign threats.
Dr. Attia praised the role of the UAE in rebuilding Yemen, highlighting that UAE rescue aid had reached Yemen’s damaged areas that were destroyed by forces of the Houthi insurgency. He added that the UAE had allocated large funds to rebuild Yemen, and has informed the Yemeni government of its willingness to start the rebuilding process once the war, which was started by the Houthis, has ended.
Dr. Attia called for co-operation to achieve developments in combatting the forces of destruction, extremism and terrorism while stressing the importance of protecting youth from twisted ideas, which seek to recruit them into extremist and terrorist organisations that attack the stability of Arab and Islamic people.
He stated that Islam is a religion of peace, co-operation and mercy, and called for co-existence between different people, and noted that the Al Medina agreement included Muslims, Christians and Jews and that Islam rejects violence, chaos and threats to the stability of communities.
He added that the Yemeni people have suffered from terrorism for more than 20 years as Yemeni youth have been deceived by extremist ideas while noting that terrorism has targeted Yemeni soldiers, journalists and scientists. He also highlighted the efforts of the Yemeni government in combatting extremist ideology on the political, scientific and military levels.