NEW YORK, 21st September, 2016 (WAM) – Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani met Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi in New York on 20th September, 2016 The secretary-general renewed the OIC’s position in support of the unity, sovereignty, political independence, and territorial integrity of Yemen. He rejected interference in Yemen’s internal affairs and expressed full solidarity of the OIC with the Yemeni people in their aspiration for freedom, democracy, social justice and comprehensive development.

The secretary-general also reiterated the support for constitutional legitimacy and the national efforts being made by the Yemeni government to achieve security, political and economic stability, and resumption of the political process.

President Hadi appreciated the OIC’s support for his country in this critical stage of its history, and referred to the importance of the resolutions adopted by the sessions of the Islamic Summit and the Council of Foreign Ministers on the situation in Yemen.

There was an exchange of views on the ongoing preparations to convene the humanitarian and development support conference for Yemen and the importance of mobilising necessary and urgent support to confront the humanitarian situation in co-ordination with the Yemeni government, international partners and the King Salman Relief and Humanitarian Action Centre.