Hadi to Saudi Arabia for Islamic summit taking place in Mecca
Ahmed Al-Sabahi, a political analyst, said Hadi’s visit to Saudi Arabia is very reasonable; there was also a visit to Qatar.
“That is to say, the Saudi-Qatari mercenary support is the biggest.”
He said that perhaps Hadi largely concentrates on Saudi Arabia due to the size of the Saudi backup provided for Yemen annually.
“This year the support has increased in comparison with the last years,” Al-Sabahi said.
Al-Sabahi said he expected the visit would result in increased support and scope for Hadi to continue disintegrating the power of the former regime and to reorganize the army under a single leadership.
“I don’t think his (Hadi’s) absence triggered the Defense Ministry events,” he said. “Prior to this occurrence, the Interior Ministry was exposed to destructive attacks and robbery while Hadi in Yemen. Indeed, these acts will be negatively inflicted on the remnants of the former regime.”
Hadi met with Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz on Tuesday in Mecca, where he was received alongside other presidents and princes of Arab-Islamic nations. They all arrived in Saudi Arabia to take part in the Islamic Solidarity Summit. Abdulaziz inaugurated the summit Tuesday evening, and it will last two days. He denounced violence and disputes, saying polarization sparks bloodshed between the generations of the Islamic nations.
“I implore you to bear the responsibility and be eligible to do so,” Abdulaziz said.
He also proposed the establishment of a dialogue center for all Islamic doctrines located in Riyadh; the Islamic Cooperation Organization will select the members.
Hadi left for Saudi Arabia on Monday; it is the second visit to the country since his installation six months ago as president, following the ouster of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Salah Al-Deen Al-Asadi, a journalist, said Yemen’s participation in such a summit is substantial because this will enhance the role of the country regionally and in Islamic nations.
“There are also subsidiary things pertinent to the Gulf Initiative,” Al-Asadi said. “It is important to discuss that with the patrons of the initiative and search the latest developments”.